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Lucy Hale Calls Sobriety “the Greatest Gift I’ve Given Myself

Lucy Hale marked her second full year of sobriety in a celebratory Instagram post, calling quitting drinking “the greatest gift I’ve given myself.”
The Pretty Little Liars alum, 34, thanked her followers and fans for accepting her on her continued sobriety journey, writing that “to be able to show up as myself and to be greeted with such warmth and acceptance is something I do not take for granted.” She shared an image of a sobriety tracking app, tallying all 731 days since her last drink.

In a 2023 interview, Hale, then just over a year sober, opened up for the first time about her struggles with alcohol, saying at the time, “I have been working on getting sober since I was 20. I’m 33. It took time. It took patience with myself.”

She said that she’d leaned on alcohol for years since her first drink at age 14, believing that “the real Lucy came out when she was drinking. It also quieted my mind…my brain just doesn’t shut off and it’s exhausting.” She described herself as “a textbook binge drinker, blackout, wouldn’t remember what I did or what I said, which is scary.”

She said then that she’d never been a “normal, moderate drinker.”

“I was willing to go to this crazy dark place every time,” she said. “My brain doesn’t work the same way as someone who can just have a glass of wine. It always wants more. It’s craving that feeling.”

Without drinking, she said, she knows she’s showing up as her true self. “I can be Lucy, which is not always cute at times,” she said. “It’s dark and disgusting and scary and that’s what makes us all complex, beautiful human beings, is we all have got this shadow self.”

Now, another year down the line, she shared encouragement for others who may be looking to quit drinking, and a touch of advice.

“If you are struggling please know you are not alone and that you do not have to trek this path alone,” she wrote. “There is no right or wrong way to heal and it is deeply personal and unique to each of us. My only advice is to remain open hearted, curious, and to find the people who see and support you. It does get better. Take it moment by moment.”


BRINGS ME TO YOU Trailer (2024) Lucy Hale, Nat Wolff

Nat Wolff and Lucy Hale Rom-Com ‘Which Brings Me to You’ Acquired by Decal Releasing

Decal Releasing has acquired “Which Brings Me to You,” a romantic comedy starring Lucy Hale and Nat Wolff. The movie is based on a novel by Steve Almond and Julianna Baggott. It is directed by Peter Hutchings, who previously helmed “The Hating Game.”  Keith Bunin (“Onward”) wrote the script. The film will be released in theaters on Jan. 19.

The ensemble also includes Britne Oldford (“Free Guy”), Genevieve Angelson (“The Upside”), Alexander Hodge (“Insecure”) and John Gallagher, Jr. (“10 Cloverfield Lane”). Hale worked with Hutchings on “The Hating Game.” Her other credits include “Pretty Little Liars” and “Fantasy Island.” Wolff has appeared in “The Fault in Our Stars” and “Paper Towns.”

“We’re thrilled to work with such a talented production team. Lucy and Nat are a perfect duo and we can’t wait to start the New Year with this charming romantic comedy,” Ayo Kepher-Maat, Decal’s SVP of acquisitions, said.

“Which Brings Me to You” follows two romantic burnouts, Jane and Will, who connect at the wedding of a mutual pal. One hookup in the coatroom later and they’re spending the next 24 hours together, trading stories about their romantic pasts and prior heartbreaks.

Kepher-Maat negotiated rights for the film with David Garrett from Mister Smith representing the filmmakers.

“’Which Brings Me to You’ has turned out magnificently and we’re very happy to be working alongside Decal as they bring this to audiences in the New Year,” Garrett said. “The perfect antidote to the cold winter months ahead, we hope this film warms viewers’ hearts as much as ours.”

Produced by Claude Dal Farra and Brian Keady, the film was also executive produced by Hale and Wolff along with Decal Releasing’s Sara Castillo and Kepher-Maat.

Launched in 2021, Decal’s releases have included “Ride the Eagle,” starring J.K. Simmons and Susan Sarandon; “The Last Son” with Sam Worthington and Thomas Jane; and the sci-fi comedy “I’m Totally Fine” starring Jillian Bell.


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Lucy Hale & Raul Esparza Among Six Cast In FX Pilot ‘The Answers’

FX has rounded out the series regular cast for its hourlong pilot The Answers, the network’s adaptation of Catherine Lacey’s novel. Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars) is set to star alongside Raul Esparza (Retreat), Krys Marshall (For All Mankind), Melanie Field ( A League Of Their Own), Pallavi Sharda (Wedding Season) and Kineta Kunutu (Citadel) in the project from Sorry for Your Loss creator Kit Steinkellner, Dopesick creator Danny Strong, Requiem for a Dream director Darren Aronofsky and 20th Television. They join previously announced male lead David Corenswet.

The story, which has drawn comparisons to The Handmaid’s Tale, is set in the near future, where a heartbroken young woman, Mary (Hale), joins an enigmatic experiment that promises to hack love, but after moving into an idyllic, secluded location with her fellow female participants, she and the other women start questioning what’s really happening in the experiment, and why they’ve all been tasked with dating the same mysterious man, Christopher Skye (Corenswet).

Esparza plays Dr. Crowe; Marshall portrays Ellis; Field is Dani; Sharda plays Ash and Kunutu is Nic.

Steinkellner wrote the pilot and exec produces. Strong and Aronofsky executive produce with Mandy Safavi with Danny Strong Productions and Ari Handel and Elizabeth Gesas with Aronofsky’s Protozoa Pictures. Gillian Robespierre will direct and executive produce the pilot. 20th Television, a part of Disney Television Studios, is the studio.

Hale is repped by CAA and Reel Talent Management; Esparza with CAA and Elin Flack Management. Marshall with A3 Artists Agency, Industry Entertainment and Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson & Christopher; Field by Gersh, Authentic Talent & Literary Management, and Hansen, Jacobson; Sharda by WME; ColorCreative; Independent Management Company (Australia); and Goodman, Genow, Schenkman, Smelkinson & Christopher; Kunutu by Authentic Talent and Literary Management and Del Shaw Moonves Tanaka Finkelstein Lezcano Bobb & Dang.


THE STORIED LIFE OF A.J. FIKRY Trailer (2022) Lucy Hale, Kunal Nayyar

Here is the trailer for Lucy Hale new movie.

Lucy Hale’s ‘Which Brings Me to You’ Sells Across Europe, Australia (

Which Brings Me to You, the upcoming romantic comedy featuring Ragdoll and Truth or Dare star Lucy Hale, has closed multiple international deals following its pitch to global buyers at last month’s Cannes International Film Market.

Mister Smith Entertainment, which is handling world sales on the project, said Which Brings Me To You has pre-sold to Signature Entertainment for the U.K., Leonine for Germany, SND for France, Ascot Elite for Switzerland and Rialto for Australia/New Zealand. Mister Smith is in negotiations for the remaining global territories.

Which Brings Me to You will see Hale re-team with her The Hating Game director Peter Hutchings, playing a freelance journalist who hooks up with a photographer at a mutual friend’s wedding. But when the pair sneak off to a coat room, instead of a quickie one-night stand, they spend the next 24 hours sharing stories of their most embarrassing sexual encounters, first loves and heartbreaks. Keith Bunin (Onward, Horns) wrote the screenplay to Which Brings Me to You, adapting the Julianna Baggott/Steve Almond novel.

Claude Dal Farra and Brian Keady of BCDF Pictures are producing the film, with Hale as an executive producer. Shooting is set to begin in the U.S. this summer.

Hale recently completed shooting on BCDF’s The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, based on Gabrielle Zevin’s international bestselling novel, in which she co-stars alongside Kunal Nyyar and Christina Hendricks. Mister Smith is also selling the film internationally.


‘The Hating Game’ Star Lucy Hale Reunites With Director Peter Hutchings For Rom-Com ‘Which Brings Me To You’

The Hating Game star Lucy Hale is to reunite with director Peter Hutchings in rom-com Which Brings Me To You.

Mister Smith Entertainment will launch sales at Cannes Market next week on the pic, which will see Pretty Little Liars and Roadkill star Hale play Jane, a freelance journalist, who meets a photographer Will and is immediately drawn to him at a mutual friend’s wedding. After the pair sneak off to hook up in the coat room, all signs point to an empty one-night stand. Instead, over the next 24 hours, they share stories of their most embarrassing sexual encounters, first loves, heartbreak and whirlwind romances, discovering each other through heartwarming, hilarious and sometimes tragic tales.

The pic sees Hale and Hutchings reunite following last year’s The Hating Game for Hulu, which starred Hale and Austin Stowell as two executive assistants forced to work together when their publishing companies are merged. Hale has just finished shooting on The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry and is also exec producing Which Brings Me To You.

Based on the novel by Julianna Baggott and Steve Almond and adapted for the screen by Keith Bunin, the film is produced by BCDF Pictures, with Mister Smith launching global sales next week. Claude Dal Farra and Brian Keady are producing.

Dal Farra said: “We are excited to be working again with Peter and Lucy on what will be a fun and moving adaptation of Steve Almond and Julianna Baggott’s wonderful novel.”


THE HATING GAME Trailer (2021)

Lucy Hale says she ‘had to fight for’ her role on ‘disturbing’ serial killer thriller Ragdoll

There’s nothing pretty or little about what’s haunting Lucy Hale in Ragdoll.

The Pretty Little Liars alum is starting a new chapter in her career with AMC+’s six-episode drama based on the novel by Daniel Cole. She stars as a “fish-out-of-water” American detective constable, Lake Edmunds, who’s working a gruesome case in London where six murder victims have been dismembered and sewn into one grotesque body nicknamed “the Ragdoll.”

“I feel like I’ve been preparing my whole life for this role because I love true crime,” Hale tells EW about the “dark” and “disturbing” new series. “I’ve always wanted to be a part of a show like this because this is the genre I gravitate towards naturally. I watch all the true crime documentaries and listen to the podcasts. And this show is right on the money for what true crime people are into.”

Ragdoll (premiering Nov. 11) also stars Henry Lloyd-Hughes (The Irregulars) and Thalissa Teixeira (Too Close, The Musketeers) as the two other detectives assigned to this case along with Hale’s character. “These three detectives become taunted by the serial killer, and they’re trying to hunt down who it is,” Hale says. But, she adds, this “serial killer thriller” is unique because it’s also funny — which makes sense, seeing as how it comes from the brilliant minds behind Killing Eve.

“There’s a lot of comedy within the whole gruesomeness of what the show is about,” Hale says. “It’s British humor so it’s not like slapstick at all, but it definitely makes for an interesting mix to have this very intense, dark case that these detectives are working on, but the banter between the detectives, they never really take each other or themselves too seriously.”

Hale laughs as she reveals she thankfully didn’t need to attempt a British accent for the series. “My character actually is American in the show,” she says. “I think a lot of my friends and family think I’m playing a Brit because it’s set London and everyone else is British.”

While Hale loves the true crime genre, bringing Edmunds to life was what really excited her about Ragdoll. “My character is so much fun to play because she’s super headstrong, really intelligent, well-educated, feminist, stands her ground, kind of in over her head but doesn’t let people know that, and she says all the things that people are thinking but never have the guts to,” Hale says. “She’s really suspicious of one of the characters right from the beginning, and she has something that she’s carrying with her that’s really weighing on her and is really heavy; it’s followed her all the way to a different country.”

Throughout her wide-ranging career, Hale has never played a character like this — and that’s why she’s thrilled to get to show a new side of her talents. “She’s definitely a lot more rough around the edges and edgier than a lot of the characters I’ve played,” Hale says. “If I’m being honest, I didn’t think I had a shot at it because this is really different for me. But I knew that I could do it. I had to fight for it. It’s just been such a nice challenge doing something super different.”

If “A” could see her now.


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