Lana Condor to star in 'To All the Boys I've Loved Before'

Teen romantic comedy, based on the popular novel by Jenny Han, has started shooting.

Lana Condor, last seen as Jubilee in X-Men: Apocalypse, is starring in the teen romantic comedy To All the Boys I've Loved Before, based on the novel by bestselling author Jenny Han.

Lana Condor to Star in 'To All the Boys I've Loved Before' Movie Based on Jenny Han Novel

Condor plays Lara Jean Covey, a romance novel buff who starts her junior year content to spend lunch in the library reading. Her love life goes from imaginary to out of control when her secret box of love letters is unexpectedly delivered to the various boys she's had crushes on throughout her life. To avoid confronting them, Lara Jean fakes a relationship with one of them -- but starts to realize that she may not be pretending.

The film, directed by Susan Johnson with a screenplay by Sofia Alvarez, has begun production in Vancouver.

John Corbett stars as Lara Jean's father, a single dad trying to raise three daughters on his own. Janel Parrish and Anna Cathcart will play Lara Jean's sisters. The cast also includes Noah Centineo, Israel Broussard and Andrew "King Bach" Bachelor.

Check it: To All the Boys I've Loved Before is an immensely popular novel about Asian American characters, written by an Asian American author. The book has a pretty huge following, and spawned two sequels, P.S. I Still Love You and Always and Forever, Lara Jean, which was released earlier this year.

And now it's being made into a movie, with an Asian American girl in the starring role.

I have it on good authority that Jenny Han (who is a former Angry Reader of the Week) fought hard to make sure the movie versions of Lara Jean and her sisters were cast with Asian actresses.

Because Lord knows that's always the first thing Hollywood wants to eff with. Not on Jenny's watch.

"Representation is so important, and this means the world to me. More than anything," Jenny wrote to her fans on Twitter. "I hope that the success of this movie will lead to more opportunities for Asian American actors and writers down the line."

More here: John Corbett, Lana Condor Join 'To All the Boys I've Loved Before' Film (Exclusive)

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