Did Prince Harry and Meghan Markle intend to start a production company? This is what we do know

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According to reports, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are preparing to produce a Netflix movie after buying the rights to the expensive novel Meet Me At The Lake by Carly Fortune.

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • A Netflix Original directed by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be based on the book Meet Me At The Lake.
  • For $3.8 million, a Prince Harry and Meghan Markle production company purchased the book’s rights.

After buying the rights to a multi-million pound novel, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are creating a Netflix movie. The deal, which is said to have cost USD 3 million, might provide the couple a boost as they try to start over in Hollywood. The bestselling love book Meet Me At The Lake by Carley Fortune has been licensed for the big screen by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. This will be their first time working together off camera.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will start a movie

The narrative of a Canadian author’s novel, according to the UK’s Sun tabloid, will be turned into a movie by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, with more than a passing similarity to their own life.

Their other projects, which included book publishing and the production of documentaries, are different from this one. It will be a condition of their allegedly $100 million deal with Netflix.

The novel Meet Me at the Lake by Carley Fortune, which was released in May of this year, deals with themes of childhood trauma, including losing a parent in a car accident, mental health problems, and post-natal depression. It chronicles the story of a couple who met in their thirties.

The setting of the book is close to Toronto, where Meghan resided when she first met Harry while filming on the legal drama Suits. The development of the drama will have the same issues as any other Hollywood movie, namely a writers’ and performers’ strike.

According to a source who spoke on condition of anonymity to The Sun, “The themes gripped the couple, and it was selected for their first Netflix adaptation.”

What amount of money did Prince Harry and Meghan Markle spend to get the book’s rights?

The book’s rights may have cost the couple’s production company $3.8 million, according to the magazine. The book sold 37,000 copies in its first week and spent two weeks on the New York Times top ten list. The autobiography of Prince Harry, Spare, was originally published by Penguin Random House. The book is Fortune’s second.

The couple’s relationship with Netflix, which has been thought to be in jeopardy despite the success of last year’s record-breaking documentary series detailing their complaints with royal life, will be strengthened if the project succeeds. Heart of Invictus, a documentary by Prince Harry, will also have its world debut this month.

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