The movie is based on the novel by author Jeny Han about a high schooler named Lara Jean who wrote secret letters to her several crushes over the years…until they reached their addressed recipients.
Jeny Han told IndieWire: “The whole reason why I wrote a second book was for the character of John Ambrose McClaren, who is a fan favourite, and he’s a favourite of mine, too.”
The movie is directed by Michael Fimognari and will be released on February 12, 2020. The cast features Lana Condor and Noah Centineo as Lara Jean and Peter Kavinsky, Jordan Fisher as her childhood crush named John Ambrose McClaren, Janel Parrish, Anna Cathcart and John Corbett as Jean’s two sisters and dad.
There will be three new characters in the sequel named Stormy (John’s Grandmother), Trevor Pike (Peter’s best friend) and Trina (Covey’s neighbour) played by Holland Taylor, Ross Butler and Sarayu Blue.
The sequel will continue from when Lara Jean and Peter Kavinsky were in a real relationship and totally in love, about to spend their first Valentine’s Day together until John Ambrose McClaren arrived after receiving her old love letter and things got complicated for her.
“They’re true friends (Lara Jean and John Ambrose), but because you can love your friend very much, you get confused. You’re like, ‘Do I love him or do I love him as a friend?’ So he’s really there to mix it up.” Condor told EW.
THIRD PART OF ‘TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE’ IS ALSO IN MAKING
Some more good news for the fans… A third installment of the movie is already in making, ‘To All the Boys: Always and Forever, Lara Jean.’
Back in September, Condor shared a post to Instagram. In which she wrote “I’ve been really struggling how to put into words my feelings towards this ending…words will never be able to describe my love for Lara Jean.Her family, her friends, Peter.”
Then she wrote,”Words will never be able to describe the long nights on set, where it would suddenly hit me, like a ton of bricks, that I was getting the honor of portraying a girl so fiercely determined in love, who represents strength in softness. Words will never be able to describe my gratitude to YOU, for loving her as much as I do.”
It’s a new year and Lara Jean (Lana Condor) and Peter (Noah Centineo) are no longer pretending to be a couple. They ARE a couple. And, as Lara Jean navigates a trove of official firsts with Peter — her first real kiss, her first real date, her first Valentine’s Day — she finds herself leaning more on Kitty and Margot (Anna Cathcart and Janel Parrish), Chris (Madeleine Arthur), and an unexpected new confidant, Stormy (Holland Taylor), to help her manage the complex emotions that come with this new chapter of balancing a relationship and figuring out her authentic self. But when John Ambrose (Jordan Fisher), another recipient of one of Lara Jean’s old love letters, enters her life again she must rely on herself more than ever as she’s confronted with her first real dilemma: Can she love two boys at the same time?
Lana Condor revealed in an Instagram post that there will be a movie tie-in edition of the novel, available everywhere from December 17th.