The Selection Movie on Netflix: Everything We Know

The Selection Movie on Netflix: Everything We Know

The Selection Movie is a YA dystopian novel that was coming to Netflix. Unfortunately, all of the Kiera Cass fans who have been excited for the adaptation of The Selection series books are no longer rejoicing and cheering from the rooftops. The Selection movie is something YA book fans have been begging for ever since the first book in The Selection series was published in 2012. Kiera Cass has announced that the movie will no longer be adapted by Netflix. We have rounded up all of the facts about this book to movie adaptation and have compiled a guide to everything you need to know about The Selection movie that was coming to Netflix.

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Last Updated: June 2, 2023

The Selection Movie

  1. What is The Selection by Kiera Cass all about?

The Selection is a book written by Kiera Cass that is a dystopian novel with a Cinderella twist. The main character, America Singer, is being urged by her family to be part of The Selection so that she might be chosen by Prince Maxon and become a princess. Her family is very poor and this could help move her family up to a new position in the society.

the selection movieTitle: The Selection
Series: The Selection #1
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Author: Kiera Cass
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: April 24, 2012

Summary (from Goodreads):

For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in a palace and compete for the heart of gorgeous Prince Maxon.

But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Leaving her home to enter a fierce competition for a crown she doesn't want. Living in a palace that is constantly threatened by violent rebel attacks.

Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she's made for herself—and realizes that the life she's always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.

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2. Who was Directing the Selection Movie for Netflix?

The film was going to be directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour, a Saudi Arabian filmmaker who has directed many feature films, including Wadjda, Mary Shelley, and The Perfect Candidate.

3. Who was in the Selection Movie Cast?

At this point in time, the cast for the movie has not been announced.

4. When was the Selection Movie being released?

There were initial rumours that this film would be released to Netflix in early 2023, however Netflix has decided to cancel plans to produce the movie. They still maintain the rights to produce a film or series, so there is still hope.

5. Where can I watch The Selection movie?

When the movie is released, it will be available to stream on Netflix.

6. Is there a trailer for The Selection Movie?

No trailer for the movie has been created, but there is a book trailer that describes the series well.

7. Who is writing the script for The Selection movie?

Kiera Cass was writing the script for the movie with Katie Lovejoy.

8. Will there be sequels to The Selection movie?

As with most of the YA fantasy books adapted to the screen by Netflix, it is very likely that there will be sequels to look forward to if they move forward with production. The other titles in the series include:

The Elite, The Selection #2 (2013)

The One, The Selection #3 (2014)

The Heir, The Selection #4 (2015)

The Crown, The Selection #5 (2016)

The Selection movie was going to be such an epic book to screen adaptation that Kiera Cass fans were going to love. This YA book series is over a decade old and the fans have been hungry for this for quite some time now. Hopefully Netflix changes their minds and produces the film. Have you read the books yet?

About Kiera Cass

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Kiera Cass is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Selection series and The Siren. She is a graduate of Radford University and currently lives in Christiansburg, Virginia, with her family.  You can learn more about Kiera’s books, videos, and love of cake.

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