Netflix is adding short story collection LET IT SNOW to its holiday film mix for 2019!
John Green, Maureen Johnson, and Lauren Myracle‘s short story collection Let It Snow is finally getting an adaptation, but it’s been a long road.
The novel, which follows three unexpected teen romances in the same small town during a Christmas Eve blizzard, was first optioned by Universal Pictures in 2014. A director was hired and the project was slated to release in late 2016. Then it was pushed back to 2017. Then it disappeared off the release schedule altogether. With the help of Netflix, it seems the film has finally found its way out of the Universal snowdrift and toward release!
The streaming service announced that it captured the global rights and has hired British TV director Luke Snellin (Wanderlust, The A Word) to direct the feature film. According to Deadline, who first announced the news, production is set to start in early 2019. There’s no cast attached to the project as of yet.
Though Netflix will stay mum on the release date for a long time yet, we think it’s pretty safe to assume this will become part of their ever-growing holiday lineup in 2019.
Only one of the three authors of the novel have reacted on social media (so far):
Oh hey. Looks like our secret is out! LET IT SNOW is going to be a MOVIE NEXT YEAR. https://t.co/kpv4WBQXrj
— Maureen Johnson $7.99 (@maureenjohnson) December 14, 2018
We’ll keep you update on more movie news as it comes out, but if you want three adorable, wintery short stories in the meantime, you can snag Let It Snow via Amazon or Indiebound!