‘It Ends With Us’ Stops Production Indefinitely

The film adaptation of ‘It Ends With Us’ has stopped production indefinitely due to the writers’ strike

The Book cover of 'It Ends With Us' by Colleen Hoover. A light wood background 'It Ends With Us' and 'Colleen Hoover' in fuchsia lettering and light pink/ fuchsia flowers entwined with the words.

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Writers’ Strike

The film adaptation of the popular novel ‘It Ends With Us‘, starring Blake Lively, Justin Baldoni and Brandon Sklenar, has been in the works since October 2021. Now with the script completed, the cast announced and less than half of the project filmed; production has halted and there is no telling when, or if, it will resume.

The director and co-star of the film Justin Baldoni assured their cast and crew that production will resume eventually, but that is up to the Writers Guild of America (WGA). Deadline released a copy of the email sent by Baldoni to inform the cast and crew of the shutdown. It reads, “Due to the ongoing WGA strike and the lost days we have experienced due to picketing, we must make the difficult decision to temporarily shut down production. We want to express our deepest gratitude for your incredible patience and unwavering dedication throughout this challenging period.”

One of the crew members of the film expressed their doubts saying, “Everyone is getting their gear back so this does seem pretty permanent, at least until the strike ends and writers go back to work.”

Deadline detailed in their exclusive that Justin Baldoni’s company Wayfarer Studios, which is co-financing the film, attempted to persuade the WGA into allowing them to continue production. Arguing that their involvement is enough to consider this production within the WGA guidelines as an independent film, even with its negative pickup deal with SONY Pictures. Ultimately the WGA were not convinced and decided that the film would halt production immediately.

Published by HOLR Magazine