Thruline Entertainment has put into development Abby Jimenez’s bestselling novel The Happy Ever After Playlist to be adapted as a feature by writer Marisa Coughlan and two-time Primetime Emmy winner director Gail Mancuso.
The Happy Ever After Playlist is a romantic comedy with a strong music element, tonally along the lines of The Truth About Cats and Dogs, 500 Days of Summer and Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist. The plot follows Sloan, a young woman grieving the loss of her fiancé two years ago, Jason, a music star who has just made it big, and a trouble-making dog that brings the two perfect strangers together. The book became a summer publishing success story, appearing on numerous “Best Of” lists including Amazon, Oprah Mag, BuzzFeed, PopSugar, SheReads, and The Mary Sue. Jimenez’s first novel, The Friend Zone, was a USA Today bestseller and her next book, Life’s Too Short, is slated for publication in April 2021.