Production company ACE Entertainment, known for developing Jenny Han’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Beforeand its sequels into a series of hit films, is behind the film adaptation of Namey’s 2020 YA novel, which follows a 17-year-old Miami girl whose parents send her to England for a summer after she goes through a brutal heartbreak.
The film will star Maia Reficco (Kally’s Mashup), Kate del Castillo (Maya and the Three), and Kit Connor (Heartstopper). Khaila Amazan and Savion Einstein are adapting the book, with Katherine Fairfax Wright attached to direct.
Reficco shared news of the adaptation on Instagram, writing, “honored to add my lil argentinian flare to this heartwarming story.”
Namey also took to the photo sharing platform to announce the project in a post that read, “I am so incredibly blessed and honored to announce one of the biggest secrets of my life. #acubangirlsguidetoteaandtomorrow is currently being filmed in England and is being adapted by amazing @the.ace.entertainment. @maiareficco and @kit.connor you are my dream ‘book children’ and simply magical on screen.”
Michael Schaub, a journalist and regular contributor to NPR, lives near Austin, Texas.