EXCLUSIVE: BCDF Pictures and Frolic Media are set to provide a characteristic adaptation of New York Instances best-selling creator Tessa Bailey’s bestselling romantic comedy novel It Happened One Summer.
The e book is the primary installment in Bailey’s #1 New York Instances and #1 USA At this time bestselling Bellinger Sisters sequence. It has additionally been a TikTok sensation with a hashtag with over 35 million views. Christina Mengert (The Hating Recreation) and Joseph Muszynski (The Unhoneymooners) have tailored the e book. BCDF’s Claude Dal Farra and Brian Keady will produce alongside Lisa Berger from Frolic.
It Occurred One Summer season follows a Hollywood ‘It Woman,’ who’s minimize off from her rich household and exiled to a small Pacific Northwest seashore city the place she butts heads with a surly, attractive native who thinks she doesn’t belong. The story turns the traditional ‘It Woman’ trope on its head as enjoyable and trendy socialite Piper clashes with gruff native fisherman Brendan to swoon-worthy outcomes. Actually a fish out of water, Piper should grapple along with her newfound emotions–about Brendan, the city, her previous and her hopes for the long run.
The novel has been on the USA At this time bestseller checklist for the final 10 weeks and has acquired starred opinions from Booklist and Kirkus and has been named a “Should-Learn” by Bustle, BuzzFeed, PopSugar, CNN, Vulture, PARADE, Nation Residing, USA At this time, and Leisure Weekly.
Mengert lately tailored romantic comedy The Hating Recreation for BCDF, which reached #3 on the iTunes High Film Leases Chart (behind No Time to Die and Venom: Let There Be Carnage), and was #1 on the iTunes Unbiased Film Rental Chart for six consecutive weeks.
Muszynski most lately tailored Christina Lauren’s New York Instances bestselling romantic comedy novel The Unhoneymooners for BCDF.
Bailey stated, “From this second on, I’m residing to see Brendan and Piper delivered to life on display. I’m thrilled and honored that BCDF Footage and Frolic Media wish to make this occur!”
“We’re excited to be persevering with our journey into great romantic comedy variations,” stated BCDF’s Dal Farra.
“Our mission at Frolic is to inform nice love tales, and we’re thrilled to be working with our companions at BCDF to convey Bailey’s swoon-worthy novel to life,” stated Berger.
BCDF Footage 2022 productions embrace feminine trucker film Massive Rig, starring Vanessa Hudgens; The Ploughmen, directed by Ed Harris; Which Brings Me to You, starring Lucy Hale; 2022 SXSW title To Leslie, starring Andrea Riseborough and Allison Janney; an adaptation of Gabrielle Zevin’s Worldwide Bestseller The Storied Lifetime of A.J. Fikry, starring Kunal Nayyar, Christina Hendricks, and Hale; and an adaptation of the bestselling supernatural romance sequence Hush, Hush, which has been greenlit as a characteristic franchise at Paramount+.
Frolic Media was based in 2018 by business executives Berger and Sarah Penna. Frolic caters to the one billion greenback Romance business, and devoted to forcing storytelling from robust feminine voices. Frolic’s group has steadily grown throughout their platforms, and reaches over 10 million in its influencer community.
Bailey is represented by Sugar23 and Bradford Literary Company. The novel is revealed by HarperCollins.