Colleen Hoover’s “Verity” To Be Adapted into A Movie

Colleen Hoover, an International as well as #1 New York Times bestselling author, has carved a unique niche in the contemporary fiction landscape. She is recognized for blending various genres to create a distinctive narrative flair that resonates deeply with readers. These genres span from romance, thrill, feminist fiction, and paranormal love stories to young adult (YA) literature.

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Renowned for her emotionally charged storytelling and complex character development, Colleen Hoover has amassed a loyal following and garnered critical acclaim. Her innovative approach to fiction has not only captivated audiences but also earned her numerous accolades, including several Goodreads Choice Awards and a spot on the New York Times Best Seller list.

In 2023, Time magazine honored her as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Hoover’s bibliography features “It Starts with Us,” the sequel to “It Ends with Us,” along with notable titles such as “Regretting You,” “Layla,” and “Reminders of Him.”

Especially, in the age where entertainment often finds forms in web series and movies sourced from books, especially fiction, Hoover is making continuous impressions. Some of her earlier works that have been adapted include “Slammed” and “Hopeless”. And now is a big time for fans as another Colleen Hoover book named “Verity” is being adapted at Amazon MGM Studios.

What is the book about?

Let us delve a bit into the plot without giving out any major spoilers!

“Verity” is a gripping romantic psychological thriller that delves into the dark and twisted world of secrets and deception. The story is about a struggling writer named ‘Lowen Ashleigh’, who is offered the opportunity of a lifetime, that is to complete the remaining books in a successful series by bestselling author Verity Crawford. Verity, the titular character, is unable to continue writing due to a severe accident.

Lowen moves into the Crawford home to immerse herself in Verity’s notes and outlines. As she sorts through Verity’s chaotic office, she discovers an unfinished autobiography hidden among the manuscripts. The manuscript reveals chilling confessions and unsettling truths about Verity’s life, her marriage to Jeremy, and the tragic events that have befallen their family.

As Lowen digs deeper into Verity’s past, she finds herself increasingly entangled in the Crawfords’ lives, struggling to determine what is real and what is fiction. The ultimate question! Tension mounts as Lowen grapples with her discoveries and the moral dilemmas they present, leading to a series of shocking revelations that keep readers on the edge of their seats.

Notably, “Verity” was originally self-published by Colleen Hoover in 2018 before being picked up by Grand Central Publishing in 2021. The book has enjoyed a prolonged presence on the New York Times Best Sellers list, with over a million copies sold in 2023 alone. This gothic, psychosexual thriller has captivated readers with its dark and intense narrative.

Who all are behind the making?

The announcement of “Verity” being adapted into a movie reached the outsides shortly before the release of Colleen Hoover’s first film adaptation, “It Ends With Us”. Starring Blake Lively, this Sony release is scheduled to hit theaters this year on August 9.

Hillary Seitz, renowned for her screenwriting work on “Insomnia” (2002), “Eagle Eye” (2008), and “The Unforgivable” (2021), is set to write the script for the film adaptation of “Verity.” The production will be helmed by Nick Antosca and Alex Hedlund as producers.

Antosca’s credits encompass the TV series “Hannibal”, “The Act”, “Candy”, and most recently, “A Friend of the Family”. He is represented by WME and Ginsburg Daniels Kallis. “As Above, So Below”, “A Friend of the Family”, “Chucky”, and “Candy” are some of the works making up for Hedlund’s portfolio.

The cast of the movie is yet to be decided.

When is the adaptation going to be out in theaters?

As per the Hollywood Reporter, Seitz is “currently writing” the script and the release date has not been announced yet. With Hoover’s reputation for crafting compelling and emotionally intense stories, readers are curious to see how the dark and intricate narrative of “Verity” will translate to the big screen.

The involvement of seasoned professionals like screenwriter Hillary Seitz and producers Nick Antosca and Alex Hedlund has further piqued interest. As they await the release details, fans are looking forward to seeing how the film captures the novel’s suspenseful atmosphere and complex characters.

Jennis Jacob

Jennis Jacob, a passionate literary enthusiast in her 20s, is a writer and poet. With eight years of experience in literature, she is currently a master in English and finds inspiration in Womanist, American, and Indian Partition Literatures. Her works have appeared in anthologies such as ‘Carved Words Of Creative Minds’ and ‘100 Splendid Voices,’ and she is working on upcoming books. Through LitWithASip, she aims to ignite a love for literature and empower individuals to embrace their true selves.

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