Attention, all fans of Tyler Hoechlin! He has just been cast as the romantic lead in Can You Keep a Secret? opposite Alexandra Daddario.
Can You Keep a Secret? is based on the novel of the same name by Sophie Kinsella, author of Confessions of a Shopaholic. It’s the story of Emma Korrigan (Daddario, who is also set to executive produce), who spills all of her deepest, darkest secrets to the handsome stranger seated next to her on a plane, only to find out Monday morning that he’s her company’s CEO, Jack Harper (Hoechlin). And because it’s a romantic comedy, no doubt shenanigans ensue.
I am 100% here for romantic lead Tyler Hoechlin. It should be no surprise to anyone that I’m a massive fan of his. I stopped watching Teen Wolf when he left, him being cast as Superman is the entire reason I started watching Supergirl, and I’m so proud of the career decisions he’s made in recent years. From comedies like Undrafted and Everybody Wants Some to thrillers like the post-apocalyptic The Domestics (we’ll forgive him for his role in Fifty Shades Freed because it was, like, five minutes and, you know, actors need jobs), I am really enjoying the films that he’s chosen.
Anyone who has seen any of his roles will know that he’s perfect for a romantic lead. As Superman he’s charming, as Clark Kent he’s endearing, as Derek Hale he’s moody and brooding, and there’s no denying he’s good-looking. He has all the makings of a rom-com heartthrob, and I know a lot of fans who have been waiting for him to take a role like this.
In fact, my only concern is with the story. To be fair, I’ve only read the one Kinsella book – Confessions of a Shopaholic – but I really couldn’t stand the main character. It was a trial to get through the book, and even with as much as I love Hugh Dancy, I couldn’t make it more than ten minutes into the movie. I hope Emma is not as annoying as Rebecca.
Talk to me, Hoechlin fans! How excited are you to see him a rom-com? Has anyone read Can You Keep a Secret?
Author: Jamie Sugah
Jamie has a BA in English with a focus in creative writing from The Ohio State University. She self-published her first novel, The Perils of Long Hair on a Windy Day, which is available through Amazon. She is currently an archivist and lives in New York City with her demon ninja vampire cat. She covers television, books, movies, anime, and conventions in the NYC area.
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