Filming as commenced for Netflix’s adaptation of Jennifer Niven’s YA hit All the Bright Places. The film will star Elle Fanning and ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ actor Justice Smith in the leading roles of Violet and Finch.
Both actors posted to Instagram, marking their first day on set.
All the Bright Places, first published in 2015, follows a suicidal young man named Theodore Finch, and Violet Markey, a girl who is living for the future, desperate to escape her small town and the memory of her sister’s death. The pair meet on a bell tower at school, and it is unclear who saves whom…
The book has been lauded for its sensitivity and quality, with the New York Times noting:
Violet and Finch are the archetypal offering in contemporary young adult fiction: a pair of damaged, heart-tugging teenagers who are at once outcasts and isolated, trapped by the dissonant alchemy of their combined fates.
The Netflix adaptation does not currently have a release date.
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