Good news for those movie fans itching for a love story. Yesterday Netflix dropped the first trailer for it’s time-hopping romantic drama “The Last Letter From Your Lover”. The film is based on a 2008 Jojo Moyes romance novel and features two interwoven stories, one set in the 1960’s on the French Riviera and the other in present day London. It’s helmed by Augustine Frizzell and stars Felicity Jones, Shailene Woodley, Callum Turner, and Nabhaan Rizwan.
Jones plays an enthusiastic London journalist who discovers a collection of love letters from 1965. They chronicle an intense forbidden love affair between the wife of a wealthy businessman (Woodley) and a journalist (Turner) assigned to cover her husband. It looks like Frizzell’s movie will bounce back-and-forth between present day and the past as two different romances unfold. The film looks beautiful but it’s hard to get a read on it. Will it be a sweet and heartbreaking or sappy and schmaltzy? I’m anxious to see.
“The Last Letter From Your Lover” premieres on Netflix July 23rd. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or taking a pass.