The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes is being released soon, but there’s already a movie adaptation in the works. Here’s what we know:
What’s it about? What’s the plot?
Set during the Great Depression, The Giver of Stars is about five women who become the Horseback Librarians of Kentucky. These Horseback Librarians operate as part of First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt’s mission to bring reading to the masses, and they travel on Horseback to deliver books. Based on actual events, it’s a book about adventure, friendship, love and, of course, books.
See the full summary and review of The Giver of Stars from The Bibliofile.
The Giver of Stars will be published in October 2019.
What format will it be? Will the Giver of Stars adaptation be a Movie or a Series?
It’s planned as a feature movie, to be released by Universal Pictures.
Who’s behind it?
Universal Pictures has acquired the rights to The Giver of Stars. Debra Hayward and Alison Owen will produce the adaptation with author Jojo Moyes executive producing. Owen previously produced Saving Mr. Banks (2013) and collaborated with Moyes on producing the adaptation of her previous novel, Me Before You.
Catalina Aguilar-Mastretta has been tapped to direct the adaptation. Previously, it was reported that Ol Parker would direct as well as pen the script, but now it’s unclear whether he’ll still be involved with the adaptation or not.
What’s the status of The Giver of Stars adaptation?
The adaptation is currently in its early stages.
Who’s in the cast?
No casting details have been released yet.
When will it be released?
Is there a trailer or teaser available?
Not yet! Stay tuned.
The Giver of Stars Movie Development Timeline
June 21, 2019 Ol Parker is announced as the director for the adaptation of Jojo Moyes’s upcoming book, The Giver of Stars.
October 3, 2019 The Giver of Stars (novel) is released.
December 8, 2020 Universal Taps Catalina Aguilar-Mastretta To Direct Adaptation Of Jojo Moyes Bestseller ‘The Giver Of Stars’