Gayle Forman fans, we have some amazing news for you: The “If I Stay” author’s brand new book, “I Was Here,” was just optioned by New Line, THR exclusively reported. That’s right, you’ll get to see more of Forman’s delightfully-written characters on the big screen.
Gayle Forman is set to be the executive producer on the adaptation of the mystery-romance, which just hit shelves January 27 this year.
Back in the fall, Forman’s “Just One Day,” and “Just One Year” books were also picked up by Universal; the two books are set to be combined into one movie. Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage are onboard to produce.
“I Was Here” storyline:
Cody and Meg were inseparable.
Two peas in a pod.
Until . . . they weren’t anymore.
When her best friend Meg drinks a bottle of industrial-strength cleaner alone in a motel room, Cody is understandably shocked and devastated. She and Meg shared everything—so how was there no warning? But when Cody travels to Meg’s college town to pack up the belongings left behind, she discovers that there’s a lot that Meg never told her. About her old roommates, the sort of people Cody never would have met in her dead-end small town in Washington. About Ben McAllister, the boy with a guitar and a sneer, who broke Meg’s heart. And about an encrypted computer file that Cody can’t open—until she does, and suddenly everything Cody thought she knew about her best friend’s death gets thrown into question.
We’re still waiting (and hoping) to hear news on “Where She Went,” the sequel to “If I Stay.” We’d love, love, love to see that beautiful book played out on screen with the beautiful city backdrop and two ex-lovers reminiscing on old times. We love Adam Wilde, what can we say? Either way, we’re happy to see more of Forman’s books being adapted.
What about you? Have you read “I Was Here” yet?