Sofia Carson and Charles Melton have boarded the flight to “Purple Hearts” with director Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum’s YA romance. Adapted from Tess Wakefield’s novel by Tony Award Nominee Kyle Jarrow (“Valor” TV series) and Liz Garcia (“The Lifeguard,” “P-Valley” TV series), Rosenbaum (“Ramona and Beezus,” “Aquamarine”) directs the transformative journey of two passionate young souls, aspiring singer-songwriter Cassie and military man Luke, who in spite of their apparent differences, fall hopelessly in love.
“Purple Hearts”, a romantic drama, is set in the summer of 2021. It provides hope that two people with such differing world views, stuck in the same place, forced to fight the same fight, might be able to learn a little about each other’s beliefs, get over their own bullshit, start to understand each other, and just maybe fall in love. It’s a very timely, emotional story truly a romance for the ages.
About the Film and Cast Details
Carson is set to write and perform the original soundtrack. The actress, singer, and songwriter boasts more than 25 million social media followers. Her music career has garnered her a #1 Billboard album, two RIAA Gold-certified albums, and more than 1.5 billion combined streams.
Melton, who stars as Reggie Mantle in The CW’s hit series “Riverdale,” himself boasts 7 million followers. His film credits include the adaptation of the New York Times best-seller “The Sun Is Also a Star” for Warner Bros. and Sony’s “Bad Boys for Life,” the third installment in the “Bad Boys” trilogy.
Rosenbaum has forged a stellar career directing for younger female audiences, including box-office hits “Ramona and Beezus” ($27 million worldwide gross) and “Aquamarine” ($23 million worldwide gross). She is in production on “Sneakerella,” a modern twist on the Cinderella story for Disney Plus.
Netflix hasn’t set an official release date for Purple Hearts as of yet, but it is expected to drop on the streamer sometime in 2022.