There has been a significant development in the casting of the movie adaptation of Colleen Hoover's beloved romance novel, It Ends with Us. Brandon Sklenar has been confirmed to star as the character Atlas Corrigan in the upcoming film, according to E! News. Sklenar, who is known for his role in the 1923 movie, is joining the already announced cast members, Blake Lively and Justin Baldoni, who is also directing the film. Baldoni had hinted about this casting news the day before and confirmed Sklenar's role on Twitter, introducing him as the character Atlas.
For those who are not familiar with the popular #BookTok trend, It Ends with Us follows the story of Lily Bloom, a florist, played by Lively, who finds herself in a love triangle between her old flame Atlas, portrayed by Sklenar, and her husband, Ryle Kincaid, played by Baldoni. The movie's synopsis describes Lily as someone who has always known the life she wants, despite having a complicated past. She meets Ryle, a neurosurgeon, in Boston, and believes he may be her soul mate. However, their relationship becomes complicated when questions arise, and Lily's high school love interest, Atlas, reenters her life, jeopardizing her relationship with Ryle. Although no release date for the film has been announced yet, Baldoni revealed at the beginning of April that pre-production for the project had already begun.
However, there is one more important role that has yet to be announced: the young Lily. In March, Baldoni launched an open casting call for this role and received numerous personal messages from fans of the book who were hoping to audition. On April 19, Baldoni shared on Instagram that they had found their star for the role, though he has chosen to keep the identity of the actress private for the time being. He expressed gratitude for everyone who participated in the casting process and emphasized the importance of the movie to its fans. As we await further updates on It Ends with Us, it's worth mentioning that there are other popular books that are also being adapted for the big screen.