&039The Selection&039 Netflix Movie: What We Know So Far – What&039s on Netflix
One of the big movies to watch for Netflix in the future is The Selection, the book adaptation of Kiera Cass’s romance novel. below, we’ll keep track of everything we know about the cast so far, including production status, who’s involved, and more.
For fans of the book, it’s been a tough decade watching the failed attempts to adapt the book. The CW has had two attempts at both pilots in 2012 and 2013 and they could not be picked up for full TV series orders. the rights then moved to warner brothers in 2015 before being now with netflix.
The news that the selection would be heading to Netflix was originally published by Variety in April 2020. Kiera Cass also posted some personal thoughts on the adaptation via her blog in April 2020 along with the announcement. she didn’t have much to reveal other than “things look good!”. kiera also preemptively answered many questions fans already had by saying, “do i know anything about the casting? No! Any idea when the release date is? Not too!” But she added: “Am I stupidly excited? Yes!”.
The film will follow the events of the book which pits 35 girls against each other for a chance to live among the rich.
who is involved with the selection on netflix?
Key talent involved in the project includes the director, Haifaa Al-Mansour, a director from Saudi Arabia (also a first from the region) who is best known for Wadjda but has also been involved in two Netflix projects, including Nappily. ever. later and directing on society (sadly cancelled).
katie lovejoy serves as the writer behind the film, probably best known for writing on another netflix romantic movie, to all the boys 2.
Producers on the film include Denise Di Novi, Alison Greenspan, and Pouya Shahbazian.
A sound technician named David Andrew Macmillan has also been added to the project.
Who will be in the cast of the selection on netflix?
Unfortunately, that has yet to be determined.
At this point, we should mention a huge ongoing campaign by fans to try and get more information about the movie, specifically the cast.
a social account with a large following (close to 80,000 followers) mounted a campaign to find out who will be in the cast and finally got a response from netflix hq.
hello! I love the hype and as soon as I can share more details you’ll be the first to know xoxo
— netflix (@netflix) October 10, 2020
we spoke to lucas from the brazil selection team who explained why the film is so important to his campaign calling the book “fun” and “romantic”. he also goes on to explain that his wish for the film itself is to focus a bit more on the rebellion that occurs saying “but it also has a deeper side. government issues, rebel attacks, things like that.”
when should production start for the selection?
an issue of productionweekly revealed that the film is currently planning to start production in early 2021, however that never happened and in fact as of December 2021 the film is still in relatively early development. .
in november 2020, a small update from keira cass said she had no news on the movie and added: “things have slowed down at the moment but as soon as there are updates i will share them!”.
now, a year after that update, kiera posted on twitter that things seemed to be moving forward saying “the ball is in netflix’s court”.
Okay, folks. #theselectionmovie update. I just received a very positive phone call. the ball is in netflix’s court.
you know what to do.
— kiera cass (@kieracass) December 13, 2021
pouya shahbazian then clarified what exactly this tweet means by saying that “we have a script” and “now we just need the green light to make the movie, but that’s out of our hands.” all we can do is push…just like you!”
as someone who follows netflix content for almost 9 years, the above is just amazing, especially when you are asked to push the movie. it seems that the movie was announced way too early and since we don’t even know if it will move forward, the idea that it will be released in 2022 seems doubtful.
Since the earlier developments, fan accounts for the book have started coming up with ways to get the word out and encourage Netflix to greenlight the movie.
why there could be multiple sequels to the selection
Of course, once the first movie comes along and if it’s successful, it could be a long-running movie franchise for netflix. the collection of books is known as “happily ever after”.
Books that could also see adaptations later include:
- the elite
- the only one
- the heiress
- the crown
Unfortunately, that’s all we know about the selection so far. more details are likely to be released in due course and we will keep this post updated as soon as we find them.
Are you looking forward to seeing the selection on netflix? let us know in the comments below.