Nicholas Galitzine Joins Alloy Entertainment’s Sofia Carson ‘Purple Hearts’ Pic With Netflix Taking Global Rights

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EXCLUSIVE: Netflix has scooped up global rights to Alloy Entertainment’s Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum-directed romance feature Purple Hearts with Nicholas Galitzine cast as the male lead opposite previously announced Sofia Carson. The movie will begin shooting in California later this summer.

Adapted from Tess Wakefield’s novel by Tony nominee Kyle Jarrow (Valor) and Liz Garcia (The Lifeguard), Purple Hearts follows an aspiring singer-songwriter, Cassie (Carson), and U.S. Marine Luke (Galitzine), who fall hopelessly in love despite their many differences and against all odds.

Galitzine can next be seen as as Prince Robert in Amazon’s Cinderella, opposite Camila Cabello. His credits also include the Netflix series Chambers, in which he starred opposite Uma Thurman; Pippa Bianco’s Share; and Blumhouse’s The Craft: Legacy.

Carson, the star of Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists and Disney’s Descendants franchise, will co-write and perform Purple Hearts‘ original soundtrack. She also will serve as EP.

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Producers are Leslie Morgenstein and Elysa Dutton for Alloy Entertainment. EPs with Carson are Rosenbaum and Amy Baer, along with Hugo Grumbar and Tim Haslam for Embankment. Embankment brokered the deal with Netflix.

Said Rosenbaum: “There are so many aspects and so much depth to the character of Luke that are a great match with Nick’s talent. He has the range to play the character’s military strength, troubled family background and vulnerability in his character’s growing relationship with ‘Cassie,’ and his chemistry with Sofia is undeniable.”

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Purple Hearts continues Netflix’s relationship with Alloy Entertainment, which includes dance comedy Work It and upcoming musical Alice, a modern interpretation of Alice in Wonderland, starring Sabrina Carpenter. In addition to Alloy’s blockbuster television franchises—Gossip Girl, The Vampire Diaries, You, The 100, Pretty Little Liars; Purple Hearts marks the fifth feature film produced by the company in the past four years.

Galitzine is repped by William Morris Endeavor; Curtis Brown Group; Anonymous Content; and Gang, Tyre, Ramer, Brown & Passman. Carson is repped by WME. Rosenbaum is repped by WME, Mosaic, and McKuin Frankel Whitehead.

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