Blake Lively on film adaptation of It Ends With Us: Did our best to honour the book and fans

It Ends With Us is slated to release in theatres on August 9
Blake Lively on film adaptation of It Ends With Us: Did our best to honour the book and fans

Actor Blake Lively, who is set to star in the big-screen adaptation of Colleen Hoover's book It Ends With Us, says fans of the source material won't be disappointed with the upcoming film.

In It Ends With Us, Lively stars opposite Justin Baldoni, who has also directed the film.

"Some people will always like a book better than a movie and some people like a movie better than the book, but I think that we just did our best to honour the book and honour the fans, and, I think, really make something that works even by itself," Lively told Entertainment Tonight in an interview.

According to the official synopsis, Lily Bloom (Lively), thinks she's found the love of her life in Ryle Kincaid (Baldoni). "However, after a troubling incident of abuse reminds her of her dark past, she must decide if love alone can carry her marriage through. Further complicating things is the return of her first love into her life: a man who she took in many years prior when he was homeless."

Lively asserted that even if someone hadn't read the book, they would like the film and vice versa. "If you don't know the book, the movie works. I don't think there's any way that if you read the book and you saw the movie that you wouldn't be thrilled. We really worked hard on that."

She also added, "I believe if you saw the movie and then read the book, you wouldn't go, 'Hold on, this isn't like (the other).' You can do either. I think they're both really beautiful"

It Ends With Us is slated to release in theatres on August 9. Brandon Sklenar, Alex Neustaedter, Isabela Ferrer and Jenny Slate form the supporting cast of the film.

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