Everything You Need To Know About ‘The Selection’ Movie

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The year 2012 bestowed the world with many memorable moments: the ultra-singable hit from Carly Rae Jepsen, Psy’s catchy single “Gangnam Style” and, of course, the release of the highly-lauded YA hit, The Selection. The captivating young adult dystopian romance became a chart-topping worldwide bestseller with glowing reviews and a fast-developing fanbase.

Since its release in 2012, Cass has written four more installments, including The Elite, The One, The Heir, and The Crown. The first three books follow America and Maxon’s fairytale romance, and the next two move on to a new generation of memorable characters. 

What is the premise of Kiera Cass’s bestselling novel The Selection?

When America Singer learns she is a Selected, one of the thirty-five girls competing for the heart of Prince Maxon, she is far from happy. It means ending her forbidden relationship with Aspen, a boy from a lower caste. 

However, America never foresaw that her opinions of Prince Maxon would be wrong. Expectations dictate that Maxon will be a snobbish phony, not a sweet and honest boy who makes America realize all her preconceived beliefs were folly. 

But twenty-four other girls have Maxon in their sights, and they will not go down without a fight.  

Who is developing The Selection?

Haifaa Al-Mansour, known for her works Wadjda, The Perfect Candidate, and Mary Shelley, will direct the Netflix movie adaptation of the bestselling book The Selection

Denise Di Novi, best known for Heathers, Ed Wood, James and the Giant Peach and Little Women, and Divergent franchise’s Pouya Shahbazian will produce the upcoming project. Margaret French-Isaac will act as executive producer.

Who is in the cast of The Selection?

Currently, there is no news on the cast.  

When is the release date of The Selection

According to IMDB, the project is in pre-production, so there is no current information on the release date.  

In July of 2021, Margaret French-Isaac excited fans with a post saying, “First time in the same room together ever. I couldn’t do my job without these two brilliant women. Let the moviemaking commence!”   

Is there a trailer for The Selection?

There is no trailer for the movie adaptation of The Selection yet.

What other adaptations can you expect in the upcoming year?

In addition to The Selection, there are more book adaptations to look forward to in 2023: A Court of Thorns and RosesDaisy Jones and the SixIt Ends with UsRed, White, and Royal BlueThe Idea of You, The Inheritance Games, and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo.