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Blake Lively to play the lead in a Netflix film

The Hollywood actress will be playing the lead in a Netflix film.

Harshita Alok Sharma
Jun 05, 2021
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(image courtesy: Elle magazine)

Fans have loved Blake Lively ever since she appeared in Gossip Girl as the ever-so-stylish Serena van der Woodsen. The Hollywood star is back to woo her fans with the lead role in the adaptation of a psychological thriller novella by Marcus Kliewer. We Used To Live Here has been picked up by Netflix - the streaming giant has acquired the digital rights of the adaptation.

The plot of We Used To Live Here follows a homeowner who is moving into her new house. Suddenly, she's interrupted by a family who claim to have lived in her house before. They ask to take a look around and are granted this permission. However, things go awry when the homeowner and his girlfriend are snowed in with the strangers during a devastating blizzard.

Lively will be producing this Netflix movie along with Kate Vorhoff, who helms her banner B for Effort.

Kliewer, who was an animator in the Vancouver Film business, has secured a six-figure deal with Netflix for the movie. The writer had never been paid for his work and expressed his excitement at the adaptation. "This has all been pretty overwhelming and surreal. I'm still just sort of processing it. A little bit in shock, to be honest," he said in an interview.

Lively has already been involved in two Netflix projects. The first is an adaptation of the Dark Horse comic series called Lady Killer and the second is The Husband's Secret, based on Isme Moriarty's novel.

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