When it comes to books that John Green has written, a lot feel over hyped. But that being said, Turtles All The Way Down, never felt that way. It felt like a book that was needed, one that spoke to us and told us to not be ashamed of our anxiety.
So the whole idea of it being made into a movie feels overdo. But it’s happening and that is what matter.
If you haven’t read Turtles All The Way Down it is about , “Aza Holmes never intended to pursue the disappearance of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Pickett’s son Davis. Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts.”
It was previously announced that Isabela Merced would be taking on the lead role. Merced is playing Aza Holmes, a teen who is “navigating an endless barrage of invasive, obsessive thoughts that she cannot control”.
Turtles All The Way Down was optioned way back in 2017. No surprise here, Temple Hill is behind the adaptation. The movie is set to be directed by Hannah Marks, based on a script by writing duo Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger (who wrote Love, Simon together).
Are you excited for the adaptation?