Meet Me at the Lake Movie: The Latest Film Adaptation from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Did you hear the news that we will be getting a Meet Me at the Lake movie as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle bought the rights to Meet Me at the Lake by Carley Fortune and are bringing the film to Netflix?!

Yep! With several parallels between their life and the characters in the novel, the power couple purchased the rights to the romance book to movie adaptation and I’ve got all the latest details on the Meet Me at the Lake movie to share with you below.

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Meet Me at the Lake Movie: What’s It About?

It’s no wonder that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle purchased the film rights to Meet Me at the Lake given that the romance book includes a character struggling to process the loss of a parent due to a car crash.

Plus, it also deals with additional sensitive topics including mental health and post-natal depression.

Meet Me at the Lake is the second romance novel from Carley Fortune and is one of the most popular new summer romance books of 2023.

Check out the complete list of Carley Fortune books for more to read!

Meet Me at the Lake Summary:

Meet Me At the Lake is a romance book being adapted into a movie by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Fern Brookbanks has wasted far too much of her adult life thinking about Will Baxter. She spent just twenty-four hours in her early twenties with the aggravatingly attractive, idealistic artist, a chance encounter that spiraled into a daylong adventure in the city.

The timing was wrong, but their connection was undeniable: they shared every secret, every dream, and made a pact to meet one year later. Fern showed up. Will didn’t.

At thirty-two, Fern’s life doesn’t look at all how she once imagined it would. Instead of living in the city, Fern’s back home, running her mother’s lakeside resort—something she vowed never to do.

The place is in disarray, her ex-boyfriend’s the manager, and Fern doesn’t know where to begin.

She needs a plan—a lifeline. To her surprise, it comes in the form of Will, who arrives nine years too late, with a suitcase in tow and an offer to help on his lips.

Will may be the only person who understands what Fern’s going through. But how could she possibly trust this expensive-suit wearing mirage who seems nothing like the young man she met all those years ago.

Will is hiding something, and Fern’s not sure she wants to know what it is. 

But ten years ago, Will Baxter rescued Fern. Can she do the same for him?

Who is Developing the Meet Me at the Lake Movie?

As previously mentioned, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle through Archewell Productions bought the film rights to Meet Me at the Lake and are adapting the book for a feature film for Netflix.

This film will be part of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s $100 million deal with Netflix that was signed in September 2020.

While the film rights deal was announced in August 2023, development on the film won’t start until the Writers Guild of America strike is resolved.

Who is the Cast for the Meet Me at the Lake Movie?

Stay tuned as this book-to-film adaptation gets rolling to learn who will be cast for the Meet Me at the Lake movie.

Share your favorite picks for the roles of Will and Fern in the comments!

What is the Meet Me at the Lake Rating?

Since the Meet Me at the Lake movie is still in development, it does not yet have a movie rating.

When is the Meet Me at the Lake Movie Release Date?

The Meet Me at the Lake movie release date is still unknown since the movie rights have just been announced. We won’t know more about the movie’s development until the Writers Guild of America strike is resolved.

Meet Me at the Lake Movie Trailer

Check back often for news when the Meet Me at the Lake movie trailer is released as I will share it when it goes live!

Meet Me at the Lake Movie Production Timeline:

  • May 2023: Meet Me at the Lake book is released
  • August 2023: Announcement that the Meet Me at the Lake movie rights were purchased by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

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