After (2019 film)
|Directed by||Jenny Gage|
by Anna Todd
|Distributed by||Aviron Pictures|
After is an upcoming romance adult film directed by Jenny Gage, and written by Susan McMartin, Tamara Chestna and Jenny Gage. It is based on the 2014 novel of the same name written by Anna Todd. The film stars Josephine Langford as Tessa Young, a college student who begins a turbulent relationship with bad boy Hardin Scott, played by Hero Fiennes-Tiffin. The film will be released on April 12, 2019, by Aviron Pictures.
- Josephine Langford as Tessa Young
- Hero Fiennes-Tiffin as Hardin Scott
- Shane Paul McGhie as Landon Gibson
- Samuel Larsen as Zed Evans
- Khadijha Red Thunder as Steph Jones
- Swen Temmel as Jace
- Inanna Sarkis as Molly Samuels
- Peter Gallagher as Ken Scott
- Jennifer Beals as Karen Scott
- Pia Mia as Tristan
- Meadow Williams as Professor Soto
- Dylan Arnold as Noah Porter
- Selma Blair as Carol Young
In 2014, Paramount Pictures acquired the rights to adapt After to the theaters. Susan McMartin, who until then was After's screenwriter, left the project in mid-2017. Tamara Chestna was hired to update on McMartin's script. Director Jenny Gage was also responsible for the final revisions of the script.
Mark Canton and Courtney Solomon of CalMaple Films and Jennifer Gibgot of Offspring Entertainment were hired to produce the film. CalMaple, Voltage Pictures and Diamond Film Productions financed the film. Wattpad’s Aron Levitz, Anna Todd and Dennis Pelino from CalMaple are also producing. Meadow Williams and Swen Temmel from Diamond Films will serve as executive producers. On November 28, 2017, Anna Todd announced that Jenny Gage would be the director of the feature.
On May 8, 2018, Julia Goldani Telles and Hero Fiennes-Tiffin were cast in the main roles of Tessa Young and Hardin Scott. The actors were picked by Anna Todd herself, who fell in love with their chemistry together.
In July 2018, Telles announced her exit from the film due to scheduling conflicts. In the same month, Josephine Langford was cast as Tessa Young. Pia Mia was reportedly in talks to play Tristan, a character previously male in the books. Executive producer Swen Temmel was cast as Jace. On July 16, Shane Paul McGhie and Khadijha Red Thunder were cast as Landon Gibson and Steph Jones respectively. Additionally, Meadow Williams was cast as Professor Soto, another previously male character in the books. On July 27, Peter Gallagher and Jennifer Beals were cast as Ken Scott and Karen Gibson, Hardin's father and Landon's mother. On July 30, Selma Blair and Dylan Arnold were cast as Carol Young, Tessa's mother, and Noah Porter.
Principal photography was due to begin filming in June 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. In early July, producer Jennifer Gibgot confirmed that shooting would begin on July 16, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia shortly after they had casted Langford as Tessa. Production was completed on August 24.
After is scheduled to be released on April 12, 2019, by Aviron Pictures.
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