‘The Life List’: Sofia Carson To Lead Cast of Netflix Romantic Comedy Movie

Carson will star alongside Kyle Allen, Sebastian De Souza, and Connie Britton

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Cast For The Life List Netflix Movie

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Netflix has officially unveiled its big new romantic comedy, The Life List, based on the novel by Lori Nelson Spielman. Here’s what you need to know.

Adam Brooks is on board to both write and direct the project. The Canadian screenwriter and director is no stranger to the romantic comedy space, having written or directed (or both) titles like Definitely, Maybe, and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, plus the Netflix Original movie Nappily Ever After, released in 2018.

This isn’t the first time The Lift List has been attempted to be brought to the big screen. Ahead of the books released in 2013, Fox 2000 optioned the film rights for the novel with Hutch Parker set to produce. That project never got off the ground by the looks of it, and Netflix then picked up the project last year, with it now gearing up for production.

Liza Chasin (The Lost City, Stillwater) is producing the movie for 3dot Productions, which operates under an overall deal with Netflix. Upcoming projects from the overall deal include Lonely Planet, which will be released in 2024, and The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo.

Hutch Parker, Adam Brooks, Margaret Chernin, and Kerry Orent serve as executive producers. Laura Rosenthal and Jodi Angstreich serve as casting directors on the project.

What will The Life List be about?

The Life List Netflix Book Cover

As mentioned, the movie is based on the international best-seller by Lori Nelson Spielman but notably will be changing some of the character’s names. The main character in the book is called Brett Bohlinger but has been renamed to Alex Rose for the movie.

Here’s Netflix’s official logline for the upcoming movie:

“When Alex Rose’s mother sends her on a quest to complete her childhood bucket list, it takes her on a journey that will make you both laugh and cry as she uncovers family secrets, finds romance, and discovers herself along the way.”

Who is in the cast of The Life List on Netflix?

Sofia Carson In Purple Hearts

Purple Hearts. Sofia Carson as Cassie in Purple Hearts. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022.

Four cast member have been announced for the project, with Sofia Carson leading the cast as Alex Rose.

This is Carson’s third major live-action movie on Netflix following 2020’s Feel The Beat and the megahit Purple Hearts from 2022. Carson’s voice can also be found in My Little Pony: A New Generation. In the case of Purple Hearts, the movie remains one of the biggest in Netflix’s history. It spent six weeks in the global top 10s, and under the old 28-day list of most popular titles, it ranked ninth with 228.69 million hours watched globally in the first 28 days.

Also in the movie’s cast is Kyle Allen, best known for the recent film A Haunting in Venice and West Side Story. Next up is Sebastian de Souza, who had a role in Netflix’s 2023 movie Fair Play and featured in eight episodes of The Great, playing the role of Leo. Finally, we have Connie Britton, who was recently featured in The White Lotus and starred in the hit NBC series Friday Night Lights.

When will filming begin on The Life List?

Filming on the new movie is underway in late March 2024 with cameras currently due to roll between March 20th and May 15th representing around a two month shoot. It’ll be filming in the New York and New Jersey area.

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 Poster Rating: TV-14
Language: English
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Director: Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum
Cast: Sofia Carson, Nicholas Galitzine, Chosen Jacobs, Kat Cunning, Linden Ashby, Anthony Ippolito
Added to Netflix: July 29th, 2022

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