Nicola Yoon’s EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING Optioned For The Big Screen

Nicola Yoon’s YA debut EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING optioned for film before the book’s release.

Everything, Everything isn’t even hitting shelves until next Tuesday, but a major movie deal is already in the works!

The novel by Nicola Yoon tells the story of Maddy, a 17-year-old with a rare disease called Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) that basically makes her allergic to everything and anything. She doesn’t leave her home and rarely sees anyone outside her mother and her nurse. It all changes on the day Olly moves next door and Maddy starts to fall in love.

Want more thoughts on the novel? Check out our review!

MGM has optioned the rights to the project and Age of Adaline and The Best of Me screenwriter J. Mills Goodloe has been hired to script the project. Les Morgenstein and Elysa Dutton will produce on behalf of Alloy Entertainment Features.


This innovative, heartfelt debut novel tells the story of a girl who’s literally allergic to the outside world. When a new family moves in next door, she begins a complicated romance that challenges everything she’s ever known. The narrative unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, texts, charts, lists, illustrations, and more.

My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.


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