Fans of “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” movies or books now have a new movie to look forward to. The fifth and final novel of author Ann Brashares’ Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series, Sisterhood Everlasting, will be adapted as a feature film.
Deadline reports that Alloy Entertainment will develop Sisterhood Everlasting, with Liz Garcia (“The Lifeguard”) adapting the book and Ken Kwapis (“The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants”) directing. There is no word yet who will play Tibby, Lena, Carmen and Bridget.
In the fourth book, Forever in Blue, the magic jeans, which fit each of the friends perfectly and were shared among them, were lost. The girls (now women), don’t find the magic jeans again in Sisterhood Everlasting, but they’re searching for something else, the closeness of the friendship they had together when they were younger. Now adults, almost 30, all grown up with lives of their own and scattered all over the world, they each miss the closeness they once shared. And then one day, Tibby sends each of the others a plane ticket that will reunite them:
“As moving and life-changing as an encounter with long-lost best friends, ‘Sisterhood Everlasting’ is a powerful story about growing up, losing your way, and finding the courage to create a new one.”
In an interview with the National Post back when Sisterhood Everlasting was first released, Brashares says, “There’s a lot of continuity from the earlier books to this one, but it is darker. There’s a real trauma not too long after the beginning of it, and these girls, their lives are really being recast in some ways. So it is more of a mature book.”
Does this mean “Sisterhood Everlasting” will be more of a mature movie? It sounds likely!
Did you grow up with The Sisterhood books or films? Have you read Sisterhood Everlasting? Do you think it will make a good movie? Let us know in the comments below!