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To All the Boys Sequel Gets a New Director, Cast & Writer Returning

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Netflix will produce a To All the Boys I've Loved Before sequel with Michael Fimognari replacing Susan Johnson as the director. Lana Condor and Noah Centineo will reprise their roles in the sequel, along with Anna Cathcart, John Corbett, and Janel Parrish.

Last August, Netflix released To All the Boys I've Loved Before, an American teen romance film based on Jenny Han’s 2014 novel. In the lead role, Condor stars as Lara Jean, a teenager whose love letters are mailed to their subjects. Centineo co-stars as one of Lara’s former crushes, Peter. Like Netflix 2018 breakout hit Set It Up starring Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell, To All the Boys I've Loved Before similarly offers a fresh spin on the romantic comedy genre. While critics responded positively, buzz from Netflix subscribers made the film a mega-hit. In November 2018, Paramount officially confirmed a sequel, and Netflix confirmed their involvement shortly before Christmas. 

Related: To All The Boys I've Loved Before Review: A Charming Modern YA Rom-Com

Per THR, Johnson will serve as the executive producer for To All the Boys I've Loved Before’s sequel, while the original film’s cinematographer, Fimognari, will direct in his feature debut. In 2018, Fimognari shot Mike Flanagan’s Netflix series The Haunting of Hill House, along with the science fiction film Fast Color starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw. In addition, he reunited with Flanagan for the upcoming horror film Doctor Sleep, a sequel to the horror classic The Shining. Due to a scheduling conflict, To All the Boys I've Loved Before’s original director, Johnson, was unable to helm the sequel. In a statement, Johnson said, "Directing To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before has been one of the great experiences of my life, and I am grateful to the fans for their passionate support of the film."

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The main cast will return for To All the Boys I've Loved Before’s sequel. Condor and Centineo became breakout stars thanks to the original film, along with the 15-year-old Cathcart as Lara Jean’s younger sister, Kitty. In 2016, Condor portrayed Jubilation Lee in X-Men: Apocalypse and also appeared in Peter Berg’s Patriots Day, a film about the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings. Condor recently appeared in the 2019 cyberpunk adaptation Alita: Battle Angel. Meanwhile, Centineo has been cast in the upcoming Charlie’s Angels reboot. In 2018, he starred in Netflix’s Sierra Burgess Is a Loser. 

In supporting roles for To All the Boys I've Loved Before’s sequel, Corbett returns as Lara Jean’s father and Parrish will reprise her role as Lara Jean’s older sister. While many know Corbett as Iann Miller from the 2002 film My Big Fat Greek Wedding, he’s also starred in the TV series Northern Exposure and Sex and the City. In addition, Corbett starred alongside Captain Marvel’s Brie Larson in the Showtime series United States of Tara.

In April, Netflix will release Brie Larson’s directorial debut Unicorn Store, along with three other feature film comedies. Given Netflix’s genre momentum with popular comedy series like Sex Education and Russian Doll, the second installment of To All the Boys I've Loved will further cement the streaming service's comedic clout.

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Source: THR

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