Get ready for some ugly crying — P.S. I Love You is officially getting a sequel. Last year, Cecelia Ahern said that she was writing a follow-up to her 2004 novel of the same name, and now it’s been confirmed as a movie.
Gerard Butler and Hilary Swank played havoc with our emotions in the original movie 13 years ago, and it looks like Swank is expected to be starring in the follow-up. However, Butler has not yet confirmed whether or not he’ll be involved.
Yesterday, Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson, the co-founders and CEOs of Alcon Entertainment, confirmed that their company has acquired the film rights to Postscript – Ahern’s follow-up.
While we might be more familiar with Richard LaGravenese’s 2007 movie, let’s not forget it all came from Ahern’s book. As the Irish writer’s first novel, P.S. I Love You rocketed up the book charts with its charming tale of love and loss.
For those who don’t know, P.S. I Love Youfocusses on a pair of arguing young lovers called Holly and Gerry. Tragedy strikes when Gerry passes away from a brain tumour and leaves Holly lost in the world.
Both the book and the movie unravel as Holly receives a series of letters Gerry wrote before his death, encouraging her to live her life again. The whole hook is that Gerry rounds off each of his inspirational letter with “P.S. I love you” — *sob*pass the tissues.
Posting on Twitter last year, Ahern announced that she’d already completed the sequel. She wrote: “I hope you’ll welcome back Holly… & Gerry,” Ahern seemingly confirms it will be a proper follow-up and bring back both the main characters. Jeez, how many letters did Gerry manage to write before he croaked?https://twitter.com/Cecelia_Ahern/status/1105137379038371841
We don’t know about you, but we’re incredibly excited to see what happens with this next instalment of such a heart-breaking story.
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