Turtles All The Way Down | John Green adaptation sets UK release date

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Turtles All The Way Down, adapted from John Green’s best-selling novel, is finally coming to UK TV screens this month. 

John Green’s book The Fault In Our Stars and its film adaptation was a huge teen phenomenon and, in all honesty, it broke my heart too at the ripe age of 23. Green’s other books, Paper Towns and Looking For Alaska have also since been adapted for screens big and small. 

The latest adaptation is Turtles All The Way Down, which has just premiered on Max in the US. So far, there hasn’t been a UK release date for the film, but we’ve just received some good news in our inbox.  The film, directed by Hannah Marks, will be released on Sky Cinema on the 26th May. 

Here’s a synopsis: It’s not easy being Aza, but she’s trying…trying to be a good daughter, a good friend and a good student , all while navigating an endless barrage of invasive, obsessive thoughts that she cannot control. When she reconnects with Davis, her childhood crush, Aza is confronted with fundamental questions about her potential for love, happiness, friendship and hope.

The novel, which was published in 2017, explores mental illness and OCD particularly, a condition which Green also lives with. Many critics praised this element of the book on its release. The film adaptation stars Isabela Merced as Aza and Cree as her best friend Daisy while Judy Reyes plays Aza’s mother. 

Merced was last seen in Madame Web as Anya Corazón and is currently filming The Last Of Us season 2, in which she will play Dina. She’ll also be starring in the highly-anticipated Alien: Romulus later this year. 

It’s a shame Turtles All The Way Down isn’t getting a cinema release, but fans of the book can at least binge watch the film as many times as they like on Sky Cinema. 

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