'P.S. I Love You' is officially getting a sequel
Fans of the popular 2007 romantic comedy P.S. I Love You will be over the moon to learn that it is finally getting a sequel, according to Variety.
The publication reports that Alcon Entertainment has acquired the film rights to Postscript, the follow-up novel from Cecelia Ahern, who wrote P.S. I Love You, which the 2007 film is based on. Alcon Entertainment will co-finance and co-produce the movie with Black Label Media.
Take a look at the trailer for the 2007 rom-com P.S. I Love You starring Hilary Swank and Gerrard Butler:
Alcon produced the 2007 film, which starred Hilary Swank as widow Holly Kennedy and Gerard Butler as her late husband Gerry Kennedy. The film was an instant hit, earning $156 million at the international box office.
Postscript will pick up seven years after the death of Holly's husband when her sister asks her to retell the story of the P.S. I Love You letters on her podcast.
Holly is then approached by a group of people with terminal illnesses who are so moved by the story of the letters that they want to create similar goodbye messages for their own loved ones to find after they are gone.
The synopsis, per by Entertainment Weekly, continues: "The club wants Holly to help them. Holly is sure of one thing – no way is she being dragged back to the grief she has left behind. It’s taken seven years to reinvent herself, and she’s ready to move on with her life. But Holly comes to realize that when you love someone, there’s always one more thing to say…"
Ahern previously said in a statement that she "relished the challenge of revisiting the world of Holly seven years after her husband’s death".
She said it was "a deeply emotional project for me, Postscript is the PS to my PS and while it is a sequel, it is also a story that stands alone about living a purposeful life in the face of illness, grief, and loss. I hope that new readers and PS, I Love You fans alike will embrace Holly’s new journey."