"The Spanish Love Deception" Is Becoming a Movie — Here's What We Know

Good news, "The Spanish Love Deception" book-lovers! Elena Armas's 2021 hit rom-com is getting a movie adaptation. Director Peter Hutchings, who just helmed the film version of the popular book "The Hating Game," is set to lead "The Spanish Love Deception"'s screen adaptation.

The debut novel from Armas, which has already been published in more than 25 languages, became an instant hit with readers, boasting all the markings of a feel-good romantic comedy, including swoon-worthy characters and a slow-burn romance. The second book in the series, "The American Roommate Experiment," has already set a release date for September 2022.

"I am thrilled to have BCDF Pictures working on the adaptation of 'The Spanish Love Deception' and I have no doubt they will do an amazing job bringing Aaron and Catalina to life," the Spanish author told Deadline when sharing the exciting news earlier this summer. "Believe me when I say that I am obsessed with the script and Peter Hutchings's vision of these characters and Spanish setting I keep so close to my heart. 'The Spanish Love Deception' readers are not ready for the Martín family!"

Though many details about the forthcoming feature are still under wraps, read on for all we know about the exciting project so far.

"The Spanish Love Deception" Plot
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"The Spanish Love Deception" Plot

Since it's a movie adaptation, broad plot points from the book will likely remain the same. The story centers on Catalina Martín, whose little white lies about having a boyfriend snowball, and before she realizes it, she's in over her head.

Her sister's wedding is approaching, and her family insist she brings her beau as a plus one to the ceremony. Knowing her ex and his fiancée will be present at the wedding, she can't lose face now more than ever. Just as she's running out of time, Aaron Blackford, Catalina's handsome albeit obnoxious colleague, comes to her aid and offers to fill in as her fake boyfriend for the wedding in Spain. As the story and their lies build up, the faux couple get to know each other, and an unlikely romance is sparked.

"The Spanish Love Deception" Cast

The movie adaptation is still in the preproduction phase and has yet to lock in — and announce — its leads.

"The Spanish Love Deception" Release Date

There's no official release date for the project so far.