Lana Condor will star as Lara Jean in the film adaptation of Jenny Han’s bestselling YA novel TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE!
Jenny Han wrapped up her To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before trilogy earlier this year with Always and Forever Lara Jean, but that doesn’t mean that news about the series has ended. In fact, news about the movie adaptation by Awesomeness Films is just starting to roll in, beginning with some major casting announcements. On Friday, it was announced that X-Men: Apocalypse actress Lana Condor will star as Lara Jean Song Covey in the film.
Condor will star alongside John Corbett, who will be playing Lara Jean’s dad, and The Fosters’ Noah Centino, who will play our male lead Peter Kavinsky. Pretty Little Liars’ Janel Parrish and Anna Cathcart will round out the Song girls as Margot and Kitty Song Covey respectively, and Israel Broussard will play Margot’s ex-boyfriend Josh.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before follows Lara Jean Song Covey (Condor), a high school junior who has always been slightly in love with love. Throughout her life, whenever she has been in love with a boy, she has written them a love letter and put it in a box under her bed, never to be sent, in order to move on. One day, her letters get sent out, and Lara Jean must now deal with her past, and present, loves, going so far as to begin a fake relationship with Peter (Centino), one of the boys that she is sure she is ‘over,’ in order to avoid confronting her feelings. Though this plan goes awry when she realizes that her feelings for Peter may not be as pretend as she thought. The film will be directed by Susan Johnson, with the script being written by Sofia Alverez.
Along with the casting news, Lana Condor shared some photos of the cast on set on her Instagram, which you can check out below:
As well, author Jenny Han shared a photo of herself with the Song girls, and a heartfelt letter to her fans: