News Irish News

Friday 29 August 2014

Gold 'Where Rainbows End'

Film-maker plans to turn Cecelia's novel into Hollywood hit, writes Niamh Horan

Published 24/02/2013 | 04:00

  • Share

AUTHOR Cecelia Ahern has struck another crock of gold.

  • Share
  • Go To

The mother-of-two's second novel Where Rainbows End has been picked up by US film-makers eager to transform it into a Hollywood blockbuster.

The mother-of-two's second novel Where Rainbows End has been picked up by US film-makers eager to transform it into a Hollywood blockbuster.

The movie, which will be shown in 30 countries, follows Ahern's phenomenal success with PS: I Love You.

David Garrett, CEO of Mister Smith Entertainment which has licensed the film, said there was nothing else "quite like it on the market".

"It absolutely hits a very particular, targetable and marketable demographic, the 18-35 female audience," Garrett added.

The story, titled Love Rosie in the US, follows the friendship between Rose and Alex who have been best friends since their childhood years.

They confide everything in each other and their progress is told through instant messages, letters, invitations and emails. But the tale takes a turn when Rosie discovers she is pregnant after a one-night stand with the most popular boy at school.

Lily Collins and Sam Claflin have landed the lead roles after film bosses described the pair as "the dream couple".

Fans can familiarise themselves with the actors in two different film adaptations due out later this year.

Collins plays Clary Fray in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, while Claflin portrays Finnick Odair in Catching Fire.

Ahern's star is on the rise now the movie has been licensed by Mister Smith to 30 countries.

Ahern's previous books include If You Could See Me Now, A Place Called Here and Thanks For The Memories and the play Mrs Whippy. She also created the US sitcom Samantha Who? starring Christina Applegate.

The best-selling author is believed to be worth close to €10m through book deals.

Irish Independent

Read More

Editor's Choice

Also in Irish News