Rainbow Rowell Confirms Film Adaptation Of Bestseller ‘Eleanor & Park’

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Rainbow Rowell took to twitter yesterday and announced that she is working with Picturestart and Plan B on a movie adaption of ELEANOR AND PARK. AND NOW I CAN’T KEEP CALM.

Eleanor and Park is a story of extraordinary love of two misfits.

Eleanor… Red hair, wrong clothes. Standing behind him until he turns his head. Lying beside him until he wakes up. Making everyone else seem drabber and flatter and never good enough…Eleanor.

Park… He knows she’ll love a song before he plays it for her. He laughs at her jokes before she ever gets to the punch line. There’s a place on his chest, just below his throat, that makes her want to keep promises…Park.

Set over the course of one school year, this is the story of two star-crossed sixteen-year-olds—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.

The book won multiple awards, including a Printz Honor and the Goodreads Choice Award, and was named one of year’s best by the New York Times, Publisher’s Weekly and Kirkus Reviews among others. Eleanor & Park has sold more than 1 million copies to date, and is published in 41 languages.

I read this book in one sitting and when I was done, I wanted to force everyone around me to read it. Just so you know, I am not big on love stories but Eleanor and Park is everything.

There’s no news on production or cast but an Instagram account has been set up. The author has also created a Spotify playlist, so make sure you listen to that too.

“This book is very close to my heart, and I’ve always felt very cautious about adapting it,” Rowell said. “But everyone at Picturestart and Plan B has so much respect for the story and the characters. I really feel like I couldn’t have found a better group of people to trust with Park and Eleanor — and I can’t wait to see this project come to life.”

Neither can we! Best bookish news ever!

Maybe, someday, there will be a sequel to Eleanor and Park and then I will die peacefully.