Netflix releases trailer for The Kissing Booth
James R | On 05, May 2018
Molly Ringwald is going back to high school in Netflix’s new original film, The Kissing Booth, and a new trailer gives us our first look at the comedy.
Based on Beth Reekles’ young adult novel, written when she just 15, the film follows 16-year-old Elle Evans (Joey King), who is popular at school but has never been kissed – until she ends up in a kissing booth at a spring carnival, with none other than her major crush, Noah (Jacob Elordi), the hottest boy in school.
Sparks fly, but there’s one little problem: Noah just happens to be the brother of her best friend, Lee (Joel Courtney), and is absolutely off-limits, according to the rules of their friendship pact. Elle’s life is turned upside down when she realises that she must make a choice: follow the rules or follow her heart.
Written and directed by Vince Marcello, the film is released on Friday 11th May. Here’s the trailer:
The Kissing Booth is available on Netflix UK, as part of an £9.99 monthly subscription.
Molly Ringwald to star in Netflix’s The Kissing Booth
31st January 2017
The Breakfast Club star Molly Ringwald is going back to high school with Netflix.
The actress, who is best known for her roles in The Breakfast Club and John Hughes’ other 80s classic, Sixteen Candles, has signed on to star in the streaming giant’s new original film, The Kissing Booth.
Based on Beth Reekles’ young adult novel, written when she just 15, the film follows 16-year-old Elle Evans, who is popular at school but has never been kissed – until she ends up in a kissing booth at a spring carnival, with none other than her major crush, her best friend’s brother, Noah, the hottest boy in school.
The project is currently shooting South Africa, with Teen Beach Movie director Vince Marcello filming based on the script he wrote.
Also on board to star in the project is Joey King, reports Deadline, who will next be seen in Warner Bros’ remake of the 1979 comedy Going in Style, starring Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine, and will star in the lead role in Catherine Hardwicke’s upcoming Stargirl.
Ringwald, meanwhile, can be seen in The CW’s Riverdale, based on the Archie Comics, which is being released exclusively on Netflix in the UK.
Netflix to adapt The Kissing Booth into original film
1st December 2016
Netflix is adapting The Kissing Booth into an original film.
Netflix is throwing increasing weight behind its feature production arm, with a diverse array of projects on the go, from Will Smith fantastical cop flick Bright to Brad Pitt black comedy War Machine, as well as its active acquisitions of documentaries and indies on the festival circuit. Now, it’s branching out into young adult original films too, with a movie based on Beth Reekles’ young adult novel.
Reekles wrote the book when she was just 15, with it first being published through online community Wattpad, before Random House picked it up to release as an ebook and, later, a paperback. Set in the US, it follows 16-year-old Elle Evans, who is popular at school but has never been kissed – until she ends up in a kissing booth at a spring carnival, with none other than her major crush, her best friend’s brother, Noah, the hottest boy in school.
Vince Marcello (Teen Beach Movie) has written the screenplay and will direct it for the screen, with Komixx Media producing the project. The company specialised in spotting and adapting content with commercial potential with young and family audiences, with previous projects including Philip Kerr’s The Winter Horses and Emma Pass novels The Fearless and Acid.