Netflix has announced it is working on an adaptation of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s novel The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. Sure to be music to #booktok’s ears, the bestselling novel is set to be a hit on the streaming service due to its dazzling plot and cult popularity.
What is the plot of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo?
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo tells the story of old Hollywood actor Evelyn Hugo, determined to secure an A-List spot in the industry by doing whatever it takes to get there. While attempting to complete her rise to stardom, she marries seven husbands and outlives them all. Later in her life, Hugo then hires a lesser-known journalist to write her memoir and, for the first time in her decorated life, tells details and secrets about her love life leaving readers with no choice but to keep turning the pages.
Monique Grant – the journalist hired by Hugo – goes on her own journey while learning about the actress and as the book goes on, Grant seeks to discover why she was chosen to document Hugo’s life. The reason is later revealed, in a twist leaving readers on edge.
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Much like Colleen Hoover’s It Starts with Us before it, Jenkins Reid’s book has gained a large following on TikTok due to the drama running through each chapter. It also discusses important social issues women faced during the time of Hugo’s quest for fame.
The cast of the film is yet to be announced however some fans have made suggestions on how it could be structured, even offering the idea of it being a series instead of film with each episode highlighting a different husband, or for Taylor Swift to be the soundtrack of the series. As The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo Netflix series is being adapted by Liz Tigelaar, creator of Little Fires Everywhere, it is expected the series will do the book justice.
When can I stream the film in Australia?
A streaming date is still to be announced as the adaptation has only recently been confirmed by Netflix. Watch this space.