Blake Lively cracks up with laughter as she continues to film It Ends With Us with Justin Baldoni in New Jersey
The Gossip Girl alum, 36, and her hunky co-star Justin Baldoni, 40, who plays the physician Ryle Kincaid in the film were seen having an animated discussion during one scene.
The two actors who play spouses in the romantic drama filmed on a rooftop, which is a prominent place in the book where their characters first meet.
The book was adapted into a screenplay by Baldoni and he also directs the film.
The film was originally set for a February 4 release but the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes halted production for months.
Blake Lively was seen cracking up with laughter as she filmed scenes as Lily Bloom for the film adaptation of Colleen Hoover’s best seller It Ends With Us in New Jersey this week
Lively, Baldoni and other cast mates including Brendon Sklenar and Jenny Slate got back to work on the movie last month.
It Ends With Us marks Blake’s return to the big screen in four years. Her last project, The Rhythm Section was released in 2020.
The film started shooting last spring in Hoboken, New Jersey. It tells the story of Lily, who moves to a new city after college to open a floral shop and falls in love with a wealthy doctor named Ryle.
Her happiness doesn’t last long as Ryle turns violent and abusive and her childhood sweetheart Atlas, who she hasn’t fully gotten over, reenters her life.
Hoover previously revealed It Ends With Us was ‘the hardest book I’ve ever written’ as it is based on the relationship between her parents.
As of 2019, the book sold over 1 million copies worldwide and was translated into over 20 different languages.
The book received another surge in popularity in late 2021 thanks to TikTok’s #BookTok community.
In the time since 2019, the the book had been published in 43 languages.
It Ends With Us was the top-selling print book in 2022, remaining on the New York Times Best Seller List for over 90 weeks.
The latest photos from the set of the highly anticipated movie show the Gossip Girl alum, 36, kissing her hunky co-star Justin Baldoni, 40, who plays the physician Ryle Kincaid in the film
The two actors who play spouses in the romantic drama appear to be on a rooftop, which is a prominent place in the book where their characters first meet
The book was adapted into a screenplay by Baldoni and he also directs the film
Hoover is the best-selling author in the United States with over 20 million books sold, with her sequel to It Ends With Us, dubbed It Starts With Us, published in October 2022.
Baldoni — who is best known for his role on Jane the Virgin — optioned It Ends With Us through his Wayfarer Entertainment company in 2019, with author Hoover consulting on the film.
Christy Hall (creator of Netflix’s I Am Not Okay With This) is co-writing the screenplay adaptation and also producing.
Both Lively and Hoover are serving as executive producers. An updated release date hasn’t been announced yet.