A Guide to Taylor Jenkins Reid Film and TV Adaptations
WTaylor Jenkins Reid has an unshakeable grip on publishing with over 5,000,000 copies in print. The bestsellers of her novels include The Seven Husbands and Wives of Evelyn HugoThe latest version Carrie Soto Is BackMany of these films are being adapted to screen. Reid has a lot of knowledge about Hollywood. The author worked in casting for several years—and many of her most popular books follow the journeys of famous fictional women. As Reid told TIME in an interview, she sees something universal in the stories of women in the public eye facing challenges in their private lives: “You make it a movie star, rock star, supermodel, tennis player, it’s all the same stuff we’re facing: How much of myself do I want to give, and what do I hide?”
Here’s everything you need to know about the Taylor Jenkins Reid books that will be made into movies and TV shows in the near future.
Daisy Jones & The Six
Reid’s 2019 novel follows the antics of a 1970s rock band set against the backdrop of the Los Angeles music scene. But Reid doesn’t just follow the band’s rise to fame—she also sets up a wrenching love story between lead singers Daisy Jones and Billy Dunne in a narrative that is constructed as a compilation of transcripts. Reese Witherspoon was selected Daisy Jones Her March 2019 book club selection, the author is producing the adaptation of Amazon’s The Book Club. Filming finished last spring. While the limited series has not been released, it features Riley Keough, Sam Clalfin and Camila Morrone playing Daisy and Billy. It will feature original music.
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True Love is One
Phillipa Soo, Simu Liu, and Luke Bracey star in the film adaptation of Reid’s 2016 novel, which features a script co-written by the author and her husband, Alex Jenkins Reid. The book is a heartbreaking romance centered on the journey of Emma Blair—a woman whose marriage to her high school sweetheart in her 20s ended in tragedy when her husband mysteriously disappeared in a helicopter on their first wedding anniversary. Emma, now in her 30s, is able to pick up her pieces and move on with her life. She also becomes engaged to Sam, an old friend. But then her husband is miraculously found alive—and re-enters her life just as she’s started over. Reid offers a brutal look into what love really looks like as Emma tries to figure out how to respond.
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The Seven Husbands and Wives of Evelyn Hugo
TikTok is a New York Times Bestseller. It tells the story of an imaginary movie star. The Seven Husbands and Wives of Evelyn Hugo Monique Grant learns from Evelyn Hugo that she wants to write her biography. Monique doesn’t understand this: she’s not a particularly well known reporter, and Evelyn could have anyone she wants to capture her story. Monique is able to understand Evelyn’s story once they start speaking. She recounts her childhood in 1950s and the lives of each of her husbands for the following decades. The public’s fascination with Evelyn may come from her unsuccessful marriages, but Monique begins to learn that there is another relationship, of far greater importance, that has truly dominated the actor’s life. The juicy narrative has caught the attention of millions of readers—and will be adapted as a feature film for Netflix by There are little fires everywhere showrunner Liz Tigelaar.
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It’s Malibu in the 1980s and four famous siblings throw a huge end of summer party. The celebration quickly spirals into chaos—it literally goes up in flames by morning—and sets off a series of revelations about the siblings and their relationships to each other. At the story’s center is supermodel and surfer Nina Riva whose husband, a tennis star, has just left her. Over the course of 24 hours, Reid reveals the Riva family’s complicated history, and the tragedy that ties them together. Just a few hours before the publication of the book, it was revealed that there would be a TV adaptation. Malibu RisingReid would serve as executive producer.
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