‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’ Lands a Date with the Big Screen

Jenny Han’s novel is making its way to the movies.

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Jenny Han‘s loveable heroine Lara Jean lands her biggest date yet, with the big screen.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Awesomeness Films will be fronting the project based on the first book in Han’s 2014 YA trilogy, To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.

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Vietnamese-American actress Lana Condor (who played Jubilee in X-Men: Apocalypse) has secured the leading part as Lara Jean Song Covey, a half-Korean, half-Caucasian high schooler whose secret love letters are accidentally delivered to all of her crushes.

The author took to Twitter today (July 21) to express and commemorate inclusion as the film will represent an Asian-American actress as the lead. A meaningful and heartfelt accomplishment, the news sparked all the feels on the platform and marks one big leap in the way of diversity in Hollywood.

Read Han’s emotional message, below.

Filling out the rest of the cast will be actor-singer John Corbett (Sex and the City) as Lara’s single father, Noah Centineo (The Fosters) as one of Lara’s love interests, Israel Broussard (The Bling Ring) as a next -door neighbor, and Janel Parrish (Pretty Little Liars) as Lara’s older sister, to name a few.

Needless to say, this is an adorably endearing project in the making.

See how fans have reacted to casting deets for #ToAllTheBoys on Twitter

In June 2014, California-based production company Overbrook Entertainment (co-owned by Will and Jada Pinkett Smith) first acquired rights to adapt the book for the silver screen, naming James Lassiter (I, Robot) to produce the film. Susan Johnson has been attached to helm the flick, which Sofia Alvarez will write. As we know, filming is taking place in Vancouver.

In 2015, To All the Boys I’ve Ever Loved remained on The New York Times Best Seller list for seven weeks, reaching No. 12 in the young adult category. Han’s third and final addition to the series, Always and Forever, Lara Jean, released earlier this year, on May 2, 2017.

Who’s excited about Lara Jean’s big movie debut?

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