'After' Movie: Release Date, Cast, Plot, Trailers, And Everything You Need To Know

20 July 2018, 08:13 | Updated: 22 November 2018, 17:44

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Nicky Idika

By Nicky Idika

'After' is officially in production. The massively popular series that began on Wattpad is finally coming to the big screen. What can fans expect from Anna Todd's vision as it hits theatres?

Anna Todd's hugely successful 'After' book series is being brought to the big screen. More than five years after the author penned the book on Wattpad, the Harry Styles inspired fanfiction has finished filming. So, how did this Wattpad book become a film? When can fans see it in theaters? And who will star in After? Here's everything you need to know.

How did the 'After' books on Wattpad become a movie?

In 2013, Anna Todd began work on a One Direction inspired series that she published to Wattpad. The After series quickly gained traction, garnering over a billion reads on the digital publishing platform.

In 2014, Anna Todd landed a book deal with Simon and Schuster and, soon after, the young author sold the movie rights for After to Paramount Pictures.

Since then, After has been moving along in development, with casting announcements finally arriving in 2018.

On July 17, 2018, Anna shared a message with her fans on Wattpad: "Sitting on the set of AFTER and I am thinking of all of you. I am so excited that cameras started filming OUR movie today. I am so excited that Hardin and Tessa are coming to life."

After is being directed by Jenny Gage (Lenny, All This Panic).

Anna Todd
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When is the 'After' movie coming out?

According to IMDb, After can be expected to hit theaters in April 12, 2019.

'After' teasers and trailers

On November 21, 2018, the first trailer for After dropped. It offered a steamy first look at the upcoming film, including intimate shots of the film's leads Josephine Langford and Hero Fiennes Tiffin.

Watch the trailer for 'After'(2019) below.

Who has been cast in the 'After' movie?

A young, fresh faced cast has been assembled for the After movie. Australian actress Josephine Langford with play the film's lead, Tessa Young. Hero Fiennes Tiffin will appear opposite Josephine as Hardin Scott.

Josephine Langford as Tessa Young

Hero Fiennes Tiffin as Hardin Scott

Swen Temmel as Jace

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Khadijha Red Thunder as Steph Jones

Meadow Williams as Professor Soto

Shane Paul McGhie as Landon Gibson

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Inanna Sarkis as Molly


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What is the 'After' movie about?

The After film is based on the novel by Anna Todd. Originally a Harry Styles inspired fanfiction, After tells the story of a young woman named Tessa who meets Hardin-- a bad boy with an irresistible British accent.

Though Tessa already has a boyfriend, her move into freshman college dorms ushers in new experiences and new feelings for Hardin.

Harry Styles performs during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai
Harry Styles performs during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai. Picture: FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images