Enchanting First Look Into the Float Movie Adaptation Released

After the release of an exciting new trailer, here’s what we can expect from the anticipated adaptation of Float.

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A young woman and a young man kiss as they fall into a lake. A sunset illuminates the background.

Set the date! The alluring official trailer for the book-to-movie adaptation Float was released by Lionsgate on January 9, 2024. This kindly, profound movie is set to be released exactly one month after the release of the trailer, just in time for Valentine’s Day!

The cover jacket for Float by Kate Merchant. Drawings of different characters are scattered on the pink cover, all holding either a black surfboard with white lettering or light green stripes.
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What to Expect

Originally published on Wattpad, Float by Kate Merchant is a young adult contemporary romance novel. The movie, largely based on the novel, follows the main character Waverly Lyons, an aspiring doctor who is set to start residency after the summer ends. Due to a complicated situation with her parents, Waverly spontaneously visits her aunt at her lakeside, small town home, where her inconvenient lack of swimming skills throws her, conveniently, into the arms of the cute local lifeguard. Blake, attached to his charming small town, offers swimming lessons to Waverly, and the two engage in a breathtaking romance. But, as the summer comes to an end, the characters have to decide whether their relationship can become more than just a summer fling.

Main characters Waverly, in a blue dress, and Blake, in a plaid shirt, look at each other lovingly with green trees and flowing shrubs in the background.
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Directed by the creative Sherren Lee, actress Andrea Bang, who also starred in Kim’s Convenience (2016), Running with Violet (2017), and Luce (2019), will be taking on the role of Waverly Lyons. Robbie Amell, who portrayed a similar boy-next-door character in The Duff (2015), will be acting as Blake. Evident from the trailer, these two actors have amazing chemistry and are sure to bring the original book characters to life.

Main characters Waverly and Blake celebrating in a pool.
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Although some changes can be expected, as with any book-to-movie adaptation, this movie is sure to set the romantic tone for February and leave eager readers and watchers yearning for their own dazzling romance as winter turns into summer! Float can be viewed in selected theaters, on-demand, or digitally upon the release date.


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