Picturestart has acquired the rights to bestselling author Taylor Jenkins Reid’s eighth novel Carrie Soto Is Back. Deadline was first to report.
Reid isn’t new to Hollywood as several of her books have already been picked up for screen adaptions with what Reid calls her “famous four” or the installment of books that follow famous fictional women. Those books include Daisy Jones & The Six (available now on Prime Video), The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, Malibu Rising, and now Carrie Soto Is Back.
Released in August of 2022, Carrie Soto is one of the best tennis players the world has ever seen. With every record and accolade under her belt, she sacrificed nearly everything to become the best with her father Javier, who is her coach. Six years after Carrie’s retirement she finds herself in the stands at the 1994 US Open watching her records be taken by her by someone equally as fierce, Nicki Chan. Now 37, Carrie makes the decision to come out of retirement for one more year with the help of her father as her coach once more to reclaim her record. She’s determined to prove all the naysayers wrong and must swallow her pride to train with the man she shares common interest with and who she once almost opened her heart to, Bowe Huntley.
Reid is set to executive produce the project alongside Circle of Confusion and Picturestart.
Stay tuned for updates on the adaption of Carrie Soto Is Back!