It is one of the true chick flick films, a tearjerking tale of love after heartbreak… and it returning to our screens.
That’s right, we are talking about the fact that P.S I Love You is back. Cecelia Ahern’s second novel Postscript is going to be turned into a film.
The Irish author revealed the exciting news on The Ryan Tubridy Show on RTÉ Radio 1 on Thursday, admitting she was “delighted” that Oscar-winning actress, Hilary Swank, would be reprising her role as Holly Kennedy.
Although P.S I Love you was released in 2007, the sequel will pick up only seven years after the sad death of Holly’s husband Gerry, who was played by Gerard Butler. Cecelia has revealed that Hilary contacted her directly to say that she was interested in playing the part for the next film.
"There will be a Postscript movie," Cecelia said. "One of the first people to email me when she heard the news was Hilary Swank.
"She was so excited, she wanted to read the book and she said 'I would love to support you in any way, shape or form'. Then she read the book and she said 'I want to make this movie'.
"It felt like a lovely reunion everyone back together again, now we don't have a director or a screenwriter or any of that, nothing's been announced yet, but the movie's happening! I'm delighted."
PS I Love You was Ahern’s debut novel and although it was a bestseller when it was released in 2004, she held off on writing a sequel until she was certain she had the right concept.
"I said I'd never do it from the beginning, from the moment I wrote PS I Love You people were asking if I'd write a sequel and there were so many reasons why I wouldn't", she revealed.
"I had brought the character to exactly where I wanted to bring her, I couldn't see what the story would be. Also just because something's a success doesn't mean you should necessarily write a sequel. And I didn't want the thing that made my career to be the thing that breaks my career!"
She added of the second novel: "PS I Love You was from the perspective of the person who was grieving, the people who are left behind, and I wanted to tell the story from a new perspective, from the people who've been told they're terminally ill or they have life-altering conditions.
"Postscript is about a group of people who've been inspired by Holly's experience and they ask her to help them write their letters for their loved ones."
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