The recent YA rush strikes again!
Alloy Entertainment is developing the final Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants book, Sisterhood Everlasting, for a big-screen adaptation. This film will follow the 2005 original, as well as the 2008 sequel, both of which starred Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera, Blake Lively, and Amber Tamblyn. No word on whether the ladies will reprise their roles (reps didn’t immediately respond), but all four real-life friends have seemed open to the idea in the past. “The characters are all basically the ages that we are now,” America Ferrera told EW when we reunited the cast last fall. “I know that the four of us would love [to make another film], and it would be wonderful.”
Liz Garcia (The Lifeguard, Dawson’s Creek) will adapt Ann Brashares’ novel for the screen, and Ken Kwapis, who directed the original film, will return to helm once again.
Taking place 10 years after the last events, Sisterhood Everlasting, the fifth and final novel, finds that the friends have grown apart, so Tibby (Tamblyn) tries to bridge the distance by reuniting the girls for a trip that will change their lives forever – and, spoiler alert, the novel, like adulthood, gets pretty dang dark in parts.
“The Sisterhood series is one of Alloy’s most cherished properties and we are looking forward to continuing its legacy with Sisterhood Everlasting nearly a decade after the first film was released,” said Alloy Entertainment President Les Morgenstein in a release. “The original film brought together an incredible group of talent who we hope to unite for fans once again.”