Nearly 13 years after P.S. I Love You first premiered, the beloved rom-com is getting a sequel.
According to Variety, Alcon Entertainment has acquired the film rights for the sequel, Postscript, from author Cecelia Ahern, who also wrote the novel that inspired the 2007 movie. Alcon, the company that produced P.S. I Love You, will be co-financing and co-producing the sequel alongside Black Label Media, Variety reported.
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Hilary Swank starred in the original film as a young widow, Holly, who finds that her late husband Gerry (Gerard Butler) left a series of letters for her before he passed away, all with the same closing message – “P.S. I love you.” Lisa Kudrow, Kathy Bates and Harry Connick Jr. also played opposite to Swank in the movie, which grossed $156 million worldwide.
Ahren’s sequel finds Holly six years later after the events of the original book. One day, her sister asks her to talk about the love letters on her podcast. Holly’s grief then resurfaces when a group of strangers, inspired by the story, reach out to her seeking guidance on letters of their own. At this time, it is too soon to confirm if Swank, Butler or any of the original cast members will star in the sequel.
The novel Postscript has already been released in the U.K. and Ahern’s native Ireland and is set to hit U.S. shelves in April of this year. When she first announced the book in early 2019, the author issued a statement about the importance of her new book.
“A deeply emotional project for me, Postscript is the PS to my PS and while it is a sequel, it is also a story that stands alone about living a purposeful life in the face of illness, grief and loss,” Ahern wrote in her statement. “I hope that new readers and PS, I Love You fans alike will embrace Holly’s new journey.”