A couple of years ago, Disney secured the rights to make the novel “29 Dates” into a movie for Disney+ and the DisInsider is reporting that the movie will be directed by Richard Wong, who previously directed the indie movie “Come As You Are”.
“29 Dates” will be a Disney+ Original movie and will be written by Lauren Moon, who has recently worked on “Atypical”. The movie will be produced by The Gotham Group, which is also behind the upcoming movie, “Stargirl”, which is coming exclusively to Disney+ on March 7th.
It’s currently set to go into production in June, with casting currently underway. While nothing has officially been announced about this film , it looks to have a possible release date for Spring 2021, though things could change.
The novel is from The New York Times‘ bestselling author Melissa de la Cruz and here is the books synopsis:
How many will it take to find the one?
Jisu’s traditional South Korean parents are concerned by what they see as her lack of attention to her schoolwork and her future. Working with Seoul’s premier matchmaker to find the right boyfriend is one step toward ensuring Jisu’s success, and going on the recommended dates is Jisu’s compromise to please her parents while finding space to figure out her own dreams. But when she flubs a test then skips out on a date to spend time with friends, her fed-up parents shock her by shipping her off to a private school in San Francisco. Where she’ll have the opportunity to shine academically – and be set up on more dates!
Navigating her new world, Jisu finds comfort in taking the photographs that populate her ever-growing social media account. Soon attention from two very different boys sends Jisu into a tailspin of soul-searching. As her passion for photography lights her on fire, does she even want to find The One? And what if her One isn’t parent and matchmaker approved?
Are you looking forward to “29 Dates” to come to Disney+ ?