A trailer for It Ends With Us, the film adaptation of Colleen Hoover's 2016 romance novel, has landed, giving fans their first glance at main characters Lily, Ryle and Atlas (scroll down to watch it).

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Played by Blake Lively, Justin Baldoni – who is also on director and producer duties – and Brandon Sklenar respectively, the trio is at the centre of It Ends With Us's tumultuous love story. And though they look the part in the trailer, their casting caused quite the stir amongst fans of the best-selling novel when the first images of them on set circulated last year.

Many commented on how different the leads looked from their book counterparts, as well as the fact that they had been aged up (Lily is 23 in the books, while Blake Lively is 36).

Hoover addressed the concerns during a chat in Today back in June, saying: “Back when I wrote It Ends With Us, the new adult [genre] was very popular. You were writing college-age characters. That’s what I was contracted to do.

"I didn’t know that neurosurgeons went to school for 50 years. There’s not a 20-something neurosurgeon. As I started making this movie, I’m like, ‘We need to age them out because I messed up.' So that’s my fault."

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The movie's release date has also been pushed back several times amidst the writer's strike, adding to unease amongst fans.

So, when will it actually land? And who else stars in it? Read on for everything you need to know.

It Ends with Us release date

Blake Lively in It Ends With Us
Blake Lively in It Ends With Us. Sony Pictures

It Ends With Us is currently expected to hit cinemas on Friday 9th August.

The film's release date has been pushed back several times, with the original date for release set to be 9th February before it was pushed back to 21st June.

Despite being confirmed since 2019, filming only began in May 2023 in New Jersey, shortly before the writers strike in June. Half of the filming had reportedly been completed by then, and production resumed in January 2024.

It Ends with Us movie cast

Blake Lively and Brandon Sklenar star in It Ends With Us
Blake Lively and Brandon Sklenar star in It Ends With Us. Sony pictures

The following actors make up the cast for the It Ends with Us movie.

  • Blake Lively as Lily Bloom
  • Justin Baldoni as Dr Ryle Kincaid
  • Brandon Sklenar as Atlas Corrigan
  • Jenny Slate as Allysa
  • Hasan Minhaj as Marshall

Blake Lively takes on the role of the female lead Lily Bloom in the film. Lively is best known for her work in the TV series Gossip Girl and films such as A Simple Favour and The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.

Meanwhile, 1923 star Brandon Sklenar will play Atlas Corrigan, Lily's old flame, while Jenny Slate will portray Allysa, Ryle's sister.

Who is directing the It Ends with Us movie adaptation?

Blake Lively and Justin Baldoni in It Ends With Us
Blake Lively and Justin Baldoni in It Ends With Us (Sony Pictures)

The film It Ends with Us will be directed by Justin Baldoni.

Also serving as the producer and star of the film, Baldoni is producing the film through his Wayfarer Studios banner.

Baldoni is best known for his turn as Rafael Saldono in the TV series Jane the Virgin and for his roles in the films Five Feet Apart and Clouds – both of which he directed and produced.

It Ends With us plot

Jenny Slate and Blake Lively star in It Ends With Us
Jenny Slate and Blake Lively star in It Ends With Us (Sony Pictures)

The book follows the resilient Lily as she finds a romance with neurosurgeon Dr Ryle Kincaid, who the official synopsis notes is "assertive, stubborn, maybe even a little arrogant" but also "sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily".

However, Ryle is noted to have an aversion to relationships which is "disturbing" and Lily tries to get to the root of Ryle's issues.

The synopsis also notes: "As questions about her new relationship overwhelm 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."

Is there a trailer for the It Ends with Us movie?

Yes! A trailer for It Ends with Us was released in May 2024, teasing Lily and Ryle's relationship.

It Ends with Us will be released on Friday 9th August 2024. If you're looking for more to watch, check out our TV Guide or visit our Film hub for all the latest news.

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