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The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo Is Coming To Netflix

Prepare for Hollywood glamour and lots of scandal.

by Rachel Mantock
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'The Seven Husbands Of Evelyn Hugo' Is Coming To Netflix
Taylor Jenkins-Reid

Missing the preppy nurse outfits, and crimson half moon manicures from the Ratched series? Or feeling nostalgic for something with a Fargo feel? Maybe you just don’t want to get off the Marvellous Mrs Maisel train. So, don’t. Because Netflix has a feature film in the works based on the Taylor Jenkins-Reid novel, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. With the imminent release of her latest book, Carrie Soto Is Back, and ahead of Amazon’s adaption of Daisy Jones & the Six, Jenkins-Reid is all full steam ahead.

Taking the form of a tell-all autobiography from a former Hollywood starlet with a penchant for making headlines, The Seven Husbands film is set to be retro-glamour-meets-unexpected-curveballs, set against a backdrop of pearl clutching. Here’s everything we know so far.

The Seven Husbands Plot

In the 2017 novel, a now reclusive Evelyn Hugo chooses Monique Grant, an unremarkable magazine reporter, seemingly at whim, to tell her colourful life story. Formerly a Hollywood great, Hugo dominated tabloid covers, and was always embroiled in a scandal during her golden era. The story follows a kind of final confession, as she recounts her rise to fame, her fall from grace, an her seven marriages. She also makes shocking revelations, and addresses speculation. But why she plucked Grant from obscurity for the task remains a mystery. It’s the scoop of all scoops.

Though starlet Evelyn Hugo is a fictional character, she’s loosely based on icon Elizabeth Taylor, who also famously married seven times, per Marie Claire.

The Seven Husbands Cast

The script is in the hands of executive producer and showrunner Liz Tigelaar, who brought us the Emmy-nominated Little Fires Everywhere. She’ll work alongside author Jenkins-Reid, who will executively produce the film, per Stylist. No information has been released as to who will star in the film, but we will update this when we know more.

The Seven Husbands Release Date

Like the casting, no information has been released as to when The Seven Husbands will arrive on our screens. But we will update this piece as we know more.

What Else We Know

The paperback version of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo spent a whopping 54 weeks on the NYT bestseller list, per Deadline. And, it became a TikTok sensation too, with users creating fan art, Hugo inspired looks, rave video reviews, and fan theories.

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