Blake Lively Cast in New Netflix Reddit Thriller


Ben Russell

Ben Russell

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After much shopping last week, Netflix secured the screen rights for an adaptation of We Used to Live Here, originally authored by Marcus Kliewer on Reddit. What (possibly) made Netflix jump so quickly? Our guess has to do with the wonderful Blake Lively and the lure of producing a movie off of a simple Reddit post. Set to be executive produced under Lively's B for Effort company - along with Ground Control entertainment - the agreement was made through 6th & Idaho's first look deal with Netflix.

Also - a big thing to note here - Reddit?! Yes - the anonymous social network has incredible works being created by their users. Enough to make a splash in the streamer world, too. A part of Reddit's r/nosleep thread - the novella is about the history of someone's childhood home and the new homeowners that live there. It's a four part "series" with only 2.4k upvotes and less then 200 comments. Woah, indeed.

Dan Kagen is set to co-produce along Lively and Kate Vorhoff. Book rights are rumored to be auctioned off in the coming months.

Interested in reading the original Reddit story? Check it out here.