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25th Jan 2024

Netflix is working on The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo film adaption

Kat O'Connor

‘The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo’ is set to be made into a movie, Netflix has confirmed.

The phenomenal book will be adapted for the screen by director Leslye Headland. Headland’s previous work includes Russian Doll, Sleeping with Other People, and Bachelorette.

The script will be penned by Liz Tigelaar who has previously worked on Tiny Beautiful Things and Little Fires Everywhere.

Novelist Taylor Jenkins Reid has been confirmed as executive producer, as well as Margaret Chernin.

Fans are eager to see the adaption following the major success of Daisy Jones and The Six. 

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo has been hailed as one of Reid’s best books. It is constantly discussed on BookTok and has sold millions of copies around the world.

If you’ve yet to read the story of Evelyn Hugo then pick up a copy from your nearest bookshop and thank me later. It’s a gripping, heartbreaking, and glamorous read that you’ll be glued to from the get-go.

It’s also one book you’ll never tire of reading again and again.

The mesmerising novel is a best-seller for a reason.

Aging and reclusive Hollywood movie icon Evelyn Hugo is finally ready to tell the truth about her glamorous and scandalous life. She picks magazine reporter Monique Grant to pen her biography but as the pair work together, Monique realises they share a shocking connection.

Her husband has left her, and her professional life is going nowhere. Monique listens in fascination as the actress tells her story. From making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the ’80s. And, of course, the seven husbands along the way.

Evelyn tells her about her forbidden love, failed marriages, and life in Hollywood. As Evelyn’s story nears its end, it becomes clear that her life intersects with Monique’s own in irreversible ways. 

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