David Yoon’s YA Novel ‘Frankly In Love’ To Be Made Into A Movie

Annika Brandes
Oct 04,2018
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David Yoon (Penguin Young Readers)David Yoon (Penguin Young Readers)

David Yoon’s debut novel “Frankly In Love” is set for an on-screen adaptation before hitting book shelves. Alloy Entertainment and Paramount Pictures will produce the book’s film.

“Frankly In Love” is described by Entertainment Weekly as “a fresh and relatable take on identity and race as seen through the eyes of a Korean American teen caught between his parents’ traditional expectations and his own Southern California upbringing.”

The book’s manuscript was a hot choice for publishers back in April, with 10 publishing houses bidding for it. According to Deadline, Penguin Young Readers ultimately snagged  North American rights to a two-book deal. Fourteen countries have already bought foreign publishing rights. “Frankly In Love” is anticipated for publication in fall of 2019.

Yoon is a writer, photographer and illustrator. He is best known for his illustrations for his wife Nicola Yoon’s book, “Everything, Everything,” which was made into a feature film last year.

“Hollywood gods willing, you’ll be able to see Frank and Joy on the big screen soon!” Yoon said in a blog post. He also took to Instagram to share the news: