Entertainment Movies Everything to Know About Blake Lively's Upcoming Movie, 'It Ends With Us' From the cast to the the plot, here's everything we know so far about the screen adaptation of Colleen Hoover's It Ends with Us By Alexandra Schonfeld Alexandra Schonfeld Twitter Digital News Writer, PEOPLE People Editorial Guidelines Published on January 27, 2023 05:43 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Trending Videos Photo: Taylor Hill/Getty; Steve Granitz/WireImage Blake Lively is coming back to the big screen! The Gossip Girl alum, 35, will be starring in the film adaption of Colleen Hoover's It Ends with Us along with Justin Baldoni, 39. Based on the 2016 novel of the same name, the film will follow Lily, a woman who moves to a new city following college graduation and meets and falls in love with a man named Ryle. Her newfound bliss isn't long lived, however, as a blast from the past comes back in the form of her ex-lover who turns her world upside down. And it seems like Lively is more than ready to take on the role. Following the casting announcement on Jan. 26, the actress debuted a new hair color on Instagram — trading in her signature blonde locks for a darker shade. From plot points to casting details, here's everything to know about It Ends with Us. Blake Lively Posts Sultry Dark-Haired Selfie as It's Revealed She'll Star in 'It Ends with Us' What is It Ends with Us About? Atria Books According to Deadline, It Ends with Us tells the story of Lily, a fresh college graduate who has moved to a new city and meets and falls in love with a man named Ryle. Though Ryle has a "complete aversion to relationships," Lily becomes the exception to the neurosurgeon's "no dating rule," a description of the book explains. As the two continue to get closer, Lily's first love comes back into her life and throws a wrench in the new life she's creating. It Ends with Us has been published in 43 languages and was the top-selling print book in 2022, cementing its spot on The New York Times Best Seller List for more than 90 weeks, Deadline said. Who is in the cast of It Ends with Us? Taylor Hill/Getty; Steve Granitz/WireImage Hoover made the cast announcements via Instagram on Jan. 26. The author got emotional while standing outside her childhood home and thanked her mother, whom she says the book was "loosely inspired by," adding that her mom "got us out of a scary situation when I was little and brought us here to this house." She then revealed, "Our Lily is going to be played by Blake Lively. Blake Lively, y'all. She's my dream Lily." See Blake Lively's Many Beautiful Baby Bump Photos from Her Pregnancies Over the Years Hoover also revealed that Baldoni would be playing Ryle, telling fans, "I just thought that he had what it takes to play that character. The good news is he's gonna be Ryle. So we have our Ryle and our Lily." She also expressed her gratitude saying, "The little girl who used to sleep in that bedroom thanks you for all the support." Outside of Lively and Baldoni, no further casting decisions have been announced for the film, including the parts of Atlas and Allysa — two other crucial characters in the book. Who will be directing It Ends with Us? Blake Lively. blake lively/instagram; getty In addition to the news that Baldoni would be leading the cast with Lively, Hoover revealed the Jane the Virgin alum will also be directing the project and Lively will executive produce. Baldoni and Wayfarer Studios optioned the book back in 2019, and have been working with Hoover on it since, reports Deadline. Who is It Ends with Us Author, Colleen Hoover? Lm Otero/AP/Shutterstock Colleen Hoover is a New York Times bestselling author who's penned over 20 novels and novellas. She has garnered more than two billion views on "BookTok," sold more than 20 million books and is currently the best-selling novelist in the United States, according to Deadline. It Ends with Us won Hoover the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance — an award she also won in 2015 for Confess and 2017 for Without Merit, per her website. Confess was also adapted into a seven-episode series in 2017 and is available on Prime Video and Apple TV. The screen adaptation stars Katie Leclerc and Ryan Cooper. When will It Ends with Us be released? A release date for the film has not yet been revealed. The project is currently still being developed by Sony Pictures and Wayfarer Studios.