Prepare to get stuck in a time loop for true love with the OPPOSITE OF ALWAYS movie!
Smash debut YA novel Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds will be ushered to the screen by a respected production banner known for young adult adaptations!
The wild time-travel romance (and five-star read, in our opinion!) follows Jack, a high school senior whose life is forever changed when he meets Kate at a party at his future college. Over the course of the next few months, Jack falls madly in love with Kate, and everyone else in his life does too. When Kate dies unexpectedly, it feels like Jack’s world is going to end. Instead, it starts over.
Jack is transported back to the party at which he met Kate over and over, desperately trying to figure out how to save her over the course of a few months. But the butterfly effect is real and everything he does differently has serious effects on his friends, family, and Kate. Can he be Kate’s hero without sacrificing everyone else in his life?
According to Deadline, Opposite of Always has been optioned by Paramount Players in conjunction with Temple Hill Entertainment, the production company behind The Hate U Give, The Fault In Our Stars, The Maze Runner series, Love Simon, and other YA novel adaptations.
Justin A. Reynolds shared his enthusiasm regarding the big news on social media shortly after it dropped:
Jack Ellison King. King of Almost.
He almost made valedictorian.
He almost made varsity.
He almost got the girl . . .
When Jack and Kate meet at a party, bonding until sunrise over their mutual love of Froot Loops and their favorite flicks, Jack knows he’s falling—hard. Soon she’s meeting his best friends, Jillian and Franny, and Kate wins them over as easily as she did Jack. Jack’s curse of almost is finally over.
But this love story is . . . complicated. It is an almost happily ever after. Because Kate dies. And their story should end there. Yet Kate’s death sends Jack back to the beginning, the moment they first meet, and Kate’s there again. Beautiful, radiant Kate. Healthy, happy, and charming as ever. Jack isn’t sure if he’s losing his mind. Still, if he has a chance to prevent Kate’s death, he’ll take it. Even if that means believing in time travel. However, Jack will learn that his actions are not without consequences. And when one choice turns deadly for someone else close to him, he has to figure out what he’s willing to do—and let go—to save the people he loves.