Sabrina the teenage witch herself will Let It Snow this year, as Kiernan Shipka leads an avalanche of new casting additions to Netflix’s young adult film.
Based on The New York Times bestselling book by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle, the movie sees a once-in-century snowstorm hit a small town on Christmas Eve, leading several high school seniors to discover unexpected opportunities as well as complications that test their friendships, love lives, and aspirations for the future.
Fresh from Chilling Adventure of Sabrina, Kiernan Shipka (already familiar to TV fans from Mad Men) will star in the film, alongside Isabela Moner (Instant Family, Transformers: The Last Knight, Dora The Explorer), Shameik Moore (Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse, The Get Down, Dope, Cut Throat City), Odeya Rush (Dumplin, Lady Bird), Jacob Batalon (Spider-Man: Homecoming, Avengers: Infinity War, Every Day), Miles Robbins (Halloween, Blockers, The Day Shall Come), Mitchell Hope (Descendants), Liv Hewson (Santa Clarita Diet, Before I Fall), Anna Akana (You Get Me) and Joan Cusack (Shameless, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Working Girl).
UK filmmaker Luke Snellin, who helmed Wanderlust and The A Word for BBC One, will make his feature directorial debut on the project, with Victoria Strouse (Finding Dory) on board as screenwriter. The film is produced by Bird Box and The Planet of the Apes’ Dylan Clark, under his Dylan Clark Productions banner.
Filming on the movie begins in early 2019.
Netflix will Let It Snow with John Green adaptation
16th December 2018
Netflix is getting into the festive spirit early this year, boarding an adaptation of John Green’s Let It Snow ready for next year’s holiday season.
Published in 2013, the young adult novel comprised three short stories from best-selling authors, including Maureen Johnson (13 Little Blue Envelopes), Lauren Myracle (Kissing Kate) and Green, who penned The Fault in Our Stars.
An ill-timed storm on Christmas Eve buries the residents of Gracetown under multiple feet of snow and causes quite a bit of chaos. One brave soul ventures out into the storm from her stranded train and sets off a chain of events that will change quite a few lives. Over the next three days one girl takes a risky shortcut with an adorable stranger, three friends set out to win a race to the Waffle House (and the hash brown spoils), and the fate of a teacup pig falls into the hands of a lovesick barista.
Now, Netflix is bringing the book to the screen, developed by Planet Of The Apes franchise producer Dylan Clark. UK filmmaker Luke Snellin, who helmed Wanderlust and The A Word for BBC One, will make his feature directorial debut on the project.
Clark is producing, under his Dylan Clark Productions banner, which has most recently produced Netflix’s Bird Box, which premieres this month. Alexa Faigen is also producing, with Beau Bauman (Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy) on board as an EP.
Let It Snow will go into production in early 2019.