One of our most popular book to movie adaptations on The IF List, with over 2,000 supporters is Colleen Hoover’s Ugly Love! What’s even better? A film adaptation is in development, and we absolutely can’t wait.
The story follows RN and grad student Tate Collins as she moves across the hall from airline pilot Miles Archer. At first, they are each other’s biggest fan but they can both agree that they find the other very attractive. When they finally admit to this, they start a friends-with-benefits relationship. This seems like the perfect idea at the time, because she has no time for love and he wants to avoid it at all costs. Miles only has two rules for Tate: “don’t ask about my past and don’t expect a future.” They soon develop feelings for each other and begin to realize that this relationship won’t be the easiest situation after all…
The movie has been in development for some time now, and our Miles Archer has been found in actor Nick Bateman, who couldn’t have been better cast! Recently a teaser was released for the movie, with many fans feeling it had too much of a 50 Shades of Grey vibe. The movie’s Facebook page confirmed that it won’t be anything like Fifty Shades, especially considering the story lines are in no way similar.
Casting Tate Collins
Having recently read the book and seeing the teaser, I couldn’t help but wonder who will be cast as Tate Collins. I had someone in mind while reading the book, but was also curious to see who everyone on The IF List thinks should play the role! After having a long discussion, we narrowed it down to a four actresses who we think could be Nick Bateman’s leading lady. Camilla Luddington would be good as Tate, since her character Jo on Grey’s Anatomy is so similar. She’s a strong-willed doctor and has the look of Tate! Support Camilla Here! >> Shelley Henning is another great option, who has the pretty and nice girl look that I imagined Tate to have. She’s great as Malia on Teen Wolf and could pull off the role well. Support Shelley Here! >> Lyndon Smith is the lesser known of the four actresses we decided on, but she is exactly who I imagined as Tate! The Parenthood star has the look of the character (minus the brown eyes) and played a role in a situation much like Tate is in on the show. Support Lyndon Here! >> Caitlin Stasey, who is known for her role as Lady Kenna on the show Reign, is our final choice for Tate. She is strong and independent, on and off the screen, and is exactly what we need for Tate. Support Caitlin Here! >> We are excited for this adaptation to happen, and we’ll keep you updated as more information comes out. In the mean time, make sure you check out the movie’s Indiegogo page and dream cast Ugly Love on The IF List! >>