Jennifer Lopez Is Adapting Emily Henry's 'Happy Place' for TV and Fans Have Mixed Feelings

The rom-com author is a #BookTok sweetheart.

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Jennifer Lopez, queen of rom-com movies, is adapting everyone's new favorite rom-com book for TV.

Deadline reported on June 25 that Lopez' production company, Nuyorican, would be behind the series adaptation for Emily Henry's Happy Place, with Netflix having optioned the project.

Producer Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, who worked on J.Lo's movie Hustlers, wrote on her Instagram Stories, "WE CANNOT WAIT TO WORK WITH @emilyhenrywrites on her brilliant amazing novel #happyplace!!!! @jlo"

Lopez reposted this, adding a sticker that said, "Can't wait!"

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Emily Henry is a #BookTok sweetheart, so naturally the announcement hasn't been met with unilaterally good vibes.

"and what does jlo know about happy place?? about the emily henry cinematic universe??" wrote one person on X.


Still, after Film Updates posted about the news, people were a lot more enthusiastic.

"one thing they can never take away is this woman STAYS working - she never rests on her laurels," commented one user.

"Awesome! She has produced some great series I’m excited," said a J.Lo fan.

Lopez has previously produced series including Good Trouble, Thanks a Million, and Shades of Blue. She has also worked as a producer on the movies Marry Me, Atlas, and Second Act, among others.

But one reason I feel like Ms. Lopez is such a great fit for Happy Place is that the woman knows romantic comedy: Lest we forget, she starred in the 2000s classics Maid in Manhattan, The Wedding Planner, and Monster-in-Law, and that alone feels like qualification enough. So excited for this one!

Iris Goldsztajn
Morning Editor

Iris Goldsztajn is a London-based journalist, editor and author. She is the morning editor at Marie Claire, and her work has appeared in the likes of British Vogue, InStyle, Cosmopolitan, Refinery29 and SELF. Iris writes about everything from celebrity news and relationship advice to the pitfalls of diet culture and the joys of exercise. She has many opinions on Harry Styles, and can typically be found eating her body weight in cheap chocolate.