Netflix Adapting ‘The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo’ Into Movie

Netflix are set to adapt Taylor Jenkins Reid‘s bestselling novel The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo into a movie. Liz Tigelaar will write the screenplay, which tells the story of reclusive Hollywood legend Evelyn Hugo, who picks an otherwise unknown reporter, Monique Grant, to write a profile on her life.

During their interview, Evelyn discusses her rise to fame and many details regarding her seven marriages, including many secrets that previously had not been revealed. As Evelyn tells her story to Monique, however, one question surfaces: what was the reason behind her hiring Monique in the first place?

Originally released in 2017, the novel quickly became a bestseller thanks to the popularity of Reid’s previous book Daisy Jones & The Six – currently being adapted into an Amazon series – as well as the novel’s inclusion in Reese Witherspoon‘s Book Club.

Tigelaar is also a great choice to adapt the novel, as she not only has experience adapting other popular novels, but adapting another of Jenkins Reid’s work as well. She’s currently adapting Malibu Rising, Jenkins Reid’s 2021 novel, into a series for Hulu. She’s also previously adapted Celeste Ng‘s Little Fires Everywhere into a series for the Disney-owned streamer.

Book adaptations remain a great source of content for streamers, and this is just the latest one Netflix have announced in the last month. The streamer is also working with Meg Ryan, who is directing an adaptation of A Lady’s Guide To Selling Out, and are also making a film version of YA novel Hello, Goodbye, And Everything In Between.

Jenkins Reid has a big year ahead of her, as along with the multiple screen adaptations of her work in development, she’s also releasing her latest novel – Carrie Soto Is Back. It’s expected to arrive in August.


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