Date: 3rd May 2022

Blake Lively Directing Bryan Lee O'Malley Adaptation Seconds.

Actress Blake Lively will make her feature directorial debut with a film adaptation of the 2014 graphic novel "Seconds" at Searchlight Pictures.

The 'Gossip Girl' star will make her feature film directorial debut with an adaptation of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s graphic novel, which follows Katie Clay, who receives the power to fix her mistakes by writing them down, eating a mushroom and falling asleep.

The plot of the graphic novel focuses on a woman named Katie Clay, who is the founding owner of the popular restaurant Seconds. Katie lives above Seconds and is woken up one night by a mysterious, white-haired girl named Lis, who gives her a notepad, a single mushroom, and instructions for her to follow to cast a "do-over" spell in order to fix her past mistakes.

Katie finds more mushrooms under the floorboard in the restaurant and uses them to fix problems arising with the construction of a brand-new restaurant, her relationship with her ex-boyfriend, and to prevent the injury of a waitress named Hazel.

Despite Lis' rule of one mushroom per person, Katie ignores Lis' concerns and seeks to use the mushrooms to make her life perfect, but unintentionally creates more problems as a result and disrupts the balance of time and space.

Edgar Wright, who directed 2010's 'Scott Pilgrim vs the World', which is based on another of O’Malley's novels, has adapted the screenplay and will also produce 'Seconds' alongside veteran producer Marc Platt.

Although this is Blake's first time behind the camera on a movie, she's previously received two ACM Award nominations for directing and producing her friend Taylor Swift’s music video 'I Bet You Think About Me (Taylor's Version)'.

Source: Press Release