Often after completing a book, we think….what if there was a movie based on this? And then we spend a good amount of days thinking how great the movie would be and then go for another book! Well one such book is getting it’s own movie. That’s right! Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid is getting itself a movie.
First things first… What is Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo about?
Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is a historical fictional novel by American author Taylor Jenkins Reid. The novel tells a story of an old Hollywood actress Evelyn Hugo. She at the age of 79 gives her one last interview to an unknown journalist Monique Grant.
Now as the title suggests the actress has had seven Husbands. All of them married to her for some reason, other than love. The story talks about all of her intentions for marrying the people at the time. In the end a major twist in the narration takes us by shock. Although that would be a climax in the upcoming movie, I don’t want to give spoilers!
Inspiration for the book
Taylor Jenkins Reid is considered one of the passionate authors. Author of ‘Maybe Another Life’ received great praise for Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. She revealed in an interview with Pop Sugar that her book had various backgrounds.
Firstly, the character Evelyn is loosely based on the actress Elizabeth Taylor. Elizabeth who was married eight times had an effect on the chatacter. Secondly, the storyline comes from Ava Gardner who revealed the secrets of her life to a journalist which was then published. Lastly, according to Reid Rita Hayworth was also an inspiration for her book.
When will the movie release on Netflix?
In 2019, Freeform and Fox 21 Television Studios picked up the rights for development of the production of a show based on the said book. Although in June 2021, Taylor confirmed that the Freeform had lost the rights for the book and the production will no longer continue.
Netflix wrote,“Bestseller THE SEVEN HUSBANDS OF EVELYN HUGO is coming to Netflix!”
Although, no release date or cast has been announced for the movie. We know for sure that Liz Tigelaar is hard of writing part of the movie and Margaret Chernin is the executive producer. We also know that Reid herself will be one of the executive producers for the new movie.
“Everyone started scrambling, just going, ‘How did that happen?’” Reid told The Times about her book. “And nobody had any answers. Nobody could figure it out. And then my manager calls me and says, ‘’Have you looked your book up on TikTok?”
In addition to Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo featured into a film, her 2019 novel Daisy Jones and The Six is being made into a miniseries for Amazon Prime Video. It will star Riley Keough and Sam Claflin.
Moreover, her latest book Malibu Rising is getting it’s series adaptation for Hulu. Although, the release dates for the two is not yet announced, there is a lot of fiction coming our way! So get ready and read y’all!