Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, also known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, are stepping into the world of filmmaking. They have recently acquired the rights to produce a movie based on the popular romantic novel “Meet Me at the Lake” by Carley Fortune. According to The UK’s Sun newspaper, the book’s story holds striking similarities to their own lives.
Harry and Meghan’s New Film Venture: A Personal Touch to ‘Meet Me at the Lake’
Carley Fortune’s bestselling novel, “Meet Me at the Lake,” recently acquired by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, revolves around a couple who meet in their thirties and grapples with themes of childhood trauma, mental health challenges, and post-natal depression.
The story’s setting near Toronto connects with Meghan’s past, where she began her relationship with Harry during her time on “Suits.” This film production is a notable shift from their previous documentary-making and book publishing endeavors, forming a significant part of their lucrative Netflix deal worth $100 million.
Harry and Meghan’s Film Endeavor with ‘Meet Me at the Lake’ Boosts Netflix Partnership
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were drawn to Carley Fortune’s novel, “Meet Me at the Lake,” marking their first adaptation with Netflix. The book’s rights, estimated at $3.8 million, enticed the couple, selling 37,000 copies in its debut week and making the New York Times top ten list for two weeks.
Published by Penguin Random House, the novel follows Harry’s memoir “Spare.” If successful, this film endeavor will strengthen their partnership with Netflix, despite previous challenges.
Harry’s “Heart of Invictus” documentary is also set to release soon.