Netflix’s adaption of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo has found its director, Lesyle Headland, according to Deadline.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo is one of several live-action adaptions Reid has in development 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 Carrie Soto Is Back.
The tale, which has taken the internet by storm (so much so that it’s sat on the New York Times bestseller’s list for 54 weeks), follows old Hollywood star Evelyn Hugo (largely based on Elizabeth Taylor and Ava Gardner). In a quest for fame, Evelyn is determined to do whatever it takes to become a Hollywood starlet. In the process, she marries seven husbands and outlives them all. Much later in her life, Hugo hires lesser-known journalist Monique Grant to write her memoir and finally dishes all the secrets about her love life.
Headland is most known for Russian Doll and Single Drunk Female. Her other directing credits include 2012’s Bachelorette with Kirsten Dunst, Heathers, Almost Family, and upcoming Star Wars series The Acolyte.