BCDF Pictures has secured the rights to Christina Lauren’s novel The Unhoneymooners and will adapt the romance into a film.
Claude Dal Farra and Brian Keady from BCDF Pictures will produce with Kelsey Law, according to Deadline. Joseph Muszynski is adapting the book. Christina Lauren is actually the pen name of two authors: Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings. Their seventeen New York Times bestselling novels have been published in over thirty languages.
In The Unhoneymooners, Olive Torres and her “nemesis” Ethan Thomas are the only ones who do not acquire food poisoning out of Olive’s sister’s entire wedding party. Since the newlyweds are unable to attend their honeymoon, Olive joins Ethan on the trip instead. The two decide to instill a “temporary truce” and fly off to Maui to fill the shoes of a newlywed coupe.
Deadline reports that The Unhoneymooners has sold over one million copies worldwide and has over 175K ratings on Goodreads. Library Journal, Kirkus, and Publisher’s Weekly have all given the book starred reviews, while the novel was declared as a “Must-Read” from BuzzFeed, Bustle, US Weekly, Entertainment Weekly, and Today.
Christina Lauren is “thrilled” to collaborate with BCDF Pictures on the adaptation, claiming they are “obsessed” with the film’s “completely hilarious” script. They are enthusiastic at the idea of their fans experiencing the novel on the big screen, and feel that “Olive and Ethan couldn’t be in better hands.”