A New Movie Based on Jojo Moyes's 'Last Letter From Your Lover' Is Premiering on Netflix

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Photo credit: STUDIOCANAL - Netflix
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Jojo Moyes's popular novel, The Last Letter From Your Lover, is being turned into a movie. The feature, premiering on Netflix July 23, has a star-studded cast, including Felicity Jones, Shailene Woodley, Callum Turner, Joe Alwyn, and Nabhaan Rizwan. Euphoria's director, Augustine Frizzell, is helming the project.

The Last Letter From Your Lover, which first debuted in 2012, is a love story spanning multiple generations. There are two timelines— the first is that of Jennifer Stirling in 1960, who wakes up from a car accident remembering nothing about her life, not even the love letters from a mysterious "B." The second is focused on journalist Ellie in 2003, as she discovers Jennifer's letter in her newspaper's archives. She attempts to piece together the story, while trying to save her own fledgling career and romantic life.

Photo credit: STUDIOCANAL - Netflix
Photo credit: STUDIOCANAL - Netflix

In the movie, Shailene Woodley is playing Stirling, the married society woman, and Joe Alwyn plays Stirling's husband, Laurence. Callum Turner is acting as a writer, Anthony O’Hare, who is involved in the Stirling marriage. In the 2003 timeline, which may be turned into present day in the new film, Felicity Jones plays journalist Ellie Haworth. Nabhaan Rizwan also features as an archivist named Rory, helping Ellie with her mystery.

Photo credit: STUDIOCANAL - Netflix
Photo credit: STUDIOCANAL - Netflix

Woodley was excited about this project from the get-go. She told Entertainment Weekly in January that she was "inclined to say yes" to starring in the film "before [she] even read the script," as she was excited to work with Frizzell.

"Then I read the script and it was really beautifully executed — I don't feel like there's a lot of movies that are told this way and are also executed in a way that's thoroughly entertaining and intelligent," she said.

In the same interview, Jones expressed a similar quick reaction to the film, "It was just an immediate response. It had such fun to it, as well as being quite emotional."

Prepare for the movie's release by watching the trailer (above) and reading Moyes's book. The New York Times bestselling author is also well-known for penning the Me Before You trilogy and The Giver of Stars.

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