Tessa Bailey’s ‘It Happened One Summer’ to be Adapted Into Feature Film

Author Tessa Bailey’s bestselling romance novel It Happened One Summer is getting its personal characteristic adaptation, Deadline has reported. The characteristic will probably be produced by BCDF Pictures and Frolic Media. Published in July final yr the guide garnered rave opinions and spent 10 weeks on the USA Today bestseller record. In March 2022, Bailey launched a sequel Hook, Line and Sinker, targeted on two characters from the primary guide.

It Happened One Summer chronicles LA socialite Piper Bellinger, who’s reeling after a fall from grace. Given her dangerous selections and out-of-control partying, her step-father cuts her off, and sends Piper and her sister Hannah to be taught some duty whereas working their late father’s dive bar. So she finds herself caught within the small city the place she was born for the summer time.


In the small city of Westport, Piper bumps into a neighborhood fishing boat captain Brendan Taggert, who doesn’t suppose she belongs. Nonetheless, she is decided to point out her stepfather—and the new, grumpy native—that she’s greater than a reasonably face. The two are polar opposites, however generally opposites appeal to.

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It Happened One Summer is the primary installment in Bailey’s #1 New York Times and #1 USA Today bestselling Bellinger Sisters sequence.

“From this moment on, I am living to see Brendan and Piper brought to life on screen. I’m thrilled and honored that BCDF Pictures and Frolic Media want to make this happen!” Bailey mentioned. BCDF’s Claude Dal Farra provides, “We are excited to be continuing our journey into wonderful romantic comedy adaptations.”

The guide will probably be tailored by Christina Mengert of The Hating Game which reached #3 on the iTunes Top Movie Rentals Chart solely behind No Time to Die and Venom: Let There Be Carnage, and was #1 on the iTunes Independent Movie Rental Chart for six consecutive weeks. Adapting alongside Mengert is Joseph Muszynski of The Unhoneymooners.

Alongside Dal Farra, Brian Keady can even produce for BCDF. “Our mission at Frolic is to tell great love stories, and we are thrilled to be working with our partners at BCDF to bring Bailey’s swoon-worthy novel to life,” mentioned Lisa Berger, producer, Frolic Media.

BCDF’s future manufacturing contains Big Rig, starring Vanessa Hudgens, The Ploughmen, directed by Ed Harris; Which Brings Me to You, starring Lucy Hale, To Leslie, starring Andrea Riseborough and Allison Janney, and an adaptation of Gabrielle Zevin’s International Bestseller The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, starring Kunal Nayyar, Christina Hendricks, and Hale amongst others.

There is at the moment no launch date for It Happened One Summer.

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