Netflix’s upcoming film “All The Bright Places,” an adaptation of the YA bestselling novel of the same name, has started principal photography in Cleveland, Ohio this week. The film comes from the Mazur Kaplan Company and Echo Lake Entertainment and will be released globally by Netflix in 2019. The screenplay was written by Liz Hannah, along with the original author Jennifer Niven.
The film has an impressive cast behind it including Elle Fanning (Teen Spirit, The Beguiled), Justice Smith (Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Detective Pikachu), Alexandra Shipp (X-Men: Apocalypse , Love Simon), Keegan-Michael Key (Friends from College, The Predator), Luke Wilson (The Goldfinch, Skeleton Twins), Kelli O’Hara (13 Reasons Why), Felix Mallard (Happy Together), Virginia Gardner (Runaways, Halloween), Lamar Johnson (The Hate U Give), and Sofia Hasmik (Bad Samaritan).
As we mentioned earlier, the film is based on the internationally bestselling novel by Jennifer Niven. All The Bright Places (available here on Amazon) tells the story of Violet Markey and Theodore Finch, who meet and change each other’s lives forever. As they struggle with the emotional and physical scars of their past, they come together, discovering that even the smallest places and moments can mean something. This compelling drama provides a refreshing and human take on the experience of mental illness, its impact on relationships, as well as the beauty and lasting impact of young love. All the Bright Places has won literary awards around the world, including the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Young Adult Fiction.
Brett Haley (Hearts Beat Loud) will direct the film, with Paula Mazur, Mitchell Kaplan, Andrew Spaulding, Doug Mankoff, Brittany Kahan, and Elle Fanning serving as Producers. The Executive Producers are Liz Hannah, Robert Salerno, and Kimi Armstrong Stein.
Netflix stopped short of announcing an exact release date but we will know more when the film moves along with production. We will most likely get a release window when the project starts to release teaser-trailers on Netflix’s YouTube channel.