It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey is being adapted into a feature film

author Tessa Baileys Best selling romance novel It happened one summer is getting its own feature adjustment, Deadline has reported. The feature is produced by BCDF Pictures and Frolic Media. Published in July last year, the book received rave reviews and stayed on USA Today’s bestseller list for 10 weeks. In March 2022, Bailey released a sequel Hook, line and sinkerfocused on two characters from the first book.

It happened one summer Chronicling LA socialite Piper Bellinger, who staggers from grace after falling. Seeing her poor decisions and partying out of control, her stepfather interrupts her and sends Piper and her sister Hannah off to learn some responsibility while running their late father’s pub. So she finds herself stuck in the small town where she was born for the summer.


In the small town of Westport, Piper meets local fishing boat captain Brendan Taggert, who believes she doesn’t belong. Nonetheless, she’s determined to show her stepdad – and the hot, grumpy local guy – that she’s got more than just a pretty face. The two are polar opposites, but sometimes opposites attract.

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It happened one summer is the first part of Bailey’s #1 New York Times and #1 USA Today bestselling series Bellinger Sisters.

“From that moment I live to see Brendan and Piper come to life on screen. I’m thrilled and honored that BCDF Pictures and Frolic Media want to make this possible!” said Bailey. BCDFs Claude DalFarra adds, “We look forward to continuing our journey of creating beautiful romantic comedy adaptations.”

The book is adapted from Christina Mengert from The hate game Film adaptation (based on the book by Sally Dorn), which was only behind it at number 3 on the iTunes Top Movie Rentals Chart no time to die and Venom: Let there be carnageand was #1 on the iTunes Independent Movie Rental chart for six consecutive weeks. Adjustment next to Mengert’s Joseph Muszynskifor which the screenplay is being written The UnHoneymoonersbased on the book by Christine Lauren.

Next to Dal Farra, brian keady will also produce for BCDF. “Our mission at Frolic is to tell great love stories, and we’re thrilled to be working with our partners at BCDF to bring Bailey’s swooning novel to life,” he said Lisa BergerProducer, Frolic Media.

Future production of BCDF includes Big plantmain role Vanessa Hudgens, the ploughmendirected by EdHarris; Which brings me to youmain role Lucy Hale, To Lesliemain role Andrea Riseborough and Alison Janneyand an adaptation of Gabrielle ZevinThe international bestseller The storied life of AJ Fikrymain role Kunal Nayyar, Christina Hendricksand Healthy among other.

There is currently no release date for It happened one summer.

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