A novel adaptation that has been a hot property, pursued by various directors and studios, is now in the hands of Netflix and the company has director Leslye Headland make a film based on The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo.
Taylor Jenkins Reid’s book has spent 100 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller Paperback, six years after publishing, and has turned into a TikTok book phenomenon
The story is set during a long awaited interview with a young journalist, where Evelyn Hugo, an aging Hollywood starlet, pulls back the curtain on her seven marriages, and as she tells tales of Hollywood scandals, betrayals, and woe, she unveils shocking truths about her own life and the lives of everyone around her. Liz Tigelaar wrote the adaptation, though the next step into production might have to wait until a decision on a potential actors' strike is resolved.
Headland most recently worked on upcoming Star Wars series The Acolyte for Disney+ and has Netflix form as one of the key creators behind Russian Doll.