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Colleen Hoover’s "Verity" Film Adaptation in Works at Amazon MGM

Thu 02 May 2024 | 01:25 PM
Yara Sameh

A film adaptation of author Colleen Hoover‘s bestselling romantic-thriller “Verity” is in development at Amazon MGM Studios.

Hillary Seitz (“The Unforgivable,” “Insomnia”) is currently penning the script. Eat the Cat’s Nick Antosca and Alex Hedlund will produce.

“Verity” follows Lowen Ashleigh, a struggling writer on the brink of financial ruin when she accepts the job offer of a lifetime. Jeremy Crawford, husband of best-selling thriller author Verity Crawford, has hired Lowen to complete the remaining books in a successful series that his wife is unable to finish after a mysterious accident.

Upon arrival at the lavish Crawford estate, Lowen slowly learns that things are not exactly as they seem with the discovery of a secret, unfinished manuscript that may divulge chilling admissions about the family’s past. As Lowen ingratiates herself with Jeremy and his young son Crew, she must discern if Verity’s writings are merely lurid works of fiction or an ominous warning by a deranged psychopath.

“Verity” was self-published by Hoover in 2018 and was later acquired by Grand Central Publishing in 2021. It has spent months on the New York Times Best Sellers list, selling more than one million copies in 2023 alone. The novel is a gothic thriller in the vein of “Rebecca” and “Gone Girl.”

This will mark the second major Hollywood adaptation of Hoover’s work, with Sony’s “It Ends With Us” hitting theaters on August 9. That film stars Blake Lively and Justin Baldoni, who is also directing the project. Jenny Slate and Brandon Sklenar also appear.