Lily Bloom and Ryle Kincaid are the main characters of Colleen Hoover’s best-selling novel It Ends With Us. The book, which was published in 2016 and, by 2019 sold over one million copies worldwide, is now being turned into a movie.

Blake Lively will star as Lily Bloom, a small-town girl who moves to Boston with hopes of starting a business. Justin Baldoni will direct the film, and star alongside Lively as Ryle Kincaid, the neurosurgeon who has a complete aversion towards relationships.

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Who are Lily Bloom and Ryle Kincaid?

Lily Bloom is a college graduate who moves to Boston with a plan to open her own floral business. She has had a troubled childhood as her father, who is dead, had abused his mother. Her first love was Atlas Corrigan, who left her but promised to return to her.

As she struggles with feelings, she meets neurosurgeon Ryle Kincaid, towards whom she feels attracted.

“As Lily finds herself becoming the exception to [Ryle’s] ‘no dating’ rule, she can’t help but wonder what made him that way in the first place,” the book’s description reads. “As questions about her new relationship overwhelms her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan — her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened.”

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Production cast:

The film will be directed by Baldoni, with Christy Hall adapting the script, according to the Deadline. Alex Saks will produce for Saks Picture Company, along with Jamey Heath. Lively and Hoover are executive producers along with Steve Sarowitz, Andrew Calof and Baldoni on behalf of Wayfarer, which is also co-financing the project.