Netflix has a new movie for all of its young adult (and young-at-heart) viewers coming this July.
Purple Hearts is a romance drama about Cassie and Luke, a struggling musician and distressed marine who entered into a marriage of convenience. Their lives take a turn when love and disaster strike, but will they find overcome it all together?
Here is everything we know about the upcoming Netflix original, Purple Hearts.
Table of Contents
- Purple Hearts Release Date: When Will the Young Adult Movie Come Out?
- Purple Hearts Cast: Who are the Actors Included in the Movie?
- Purple Hearts Crew: Who are the Creatives Behind the Scenes?
- Purple Hearts Plot: What Will be the Plot of the Netflix Original?
- Purple Hearts Trailer: Is There a Trailer for Purple Hearts ?
- Where to Watch Purple Hearts : Where Can I Watch the Film?
Purple Hearts Release Date: When Will the Young Adult Movie Come Out?
Purple Hearts started streaming on Netflix on July 29, 2022.
The global rights for the movie were originally owned by Alloy Entertainment, but Netflix bought the rights from them in August 2021. The production for the movie started soon after that, with most of the scenes for the movie recorded in locations around Riverside and San Diego, California.
Purple Hearts Cast: Who are the Actors Included in the Movie?
Purple Hearts is led by stars who are familiar with the young adult film genre.
Sofi Carson will play Cassie, a musician facing life challenges who finds herself unable to cope with medical bills. Carson has played memorable characters in movies like Netflix’s Feel the Beat and Songbird. She also starred in the Pretty Little Liars spin-off series called Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists.
Nicholas Galitzine stars opposite Carson as Luke, a soldier in the marines who enters a marriage of convenience with Cassie. Galitzine will play Prince Henry in the film adaptation of the romance novel Red, White, and Royal Blue. One of his most remarkable roles would perhaps be as Prince Robert in Amazon Prime’s own iteration of the class Cinderella.
The other actors joining the cast so far are Breana Raquel as Riley, Kendal Chappel as Mila, and Sarah Rich as Hailey. We will also see more actors joining the movie, including Nicholas Duvernay, who will play Armando, and Kaitlin Huwe as Kylie.
More actors will join the Purple Hearts cast, though we are still waiting for more information about their characters. The cast includes Linden Ashby, Anthony Ippolito, John Harlan Kim, and Chosen Jacobs. It also includes Kat Cunning, Scott Deckert, Rand Guerrero, Josh Cruze, Leroy Edwards III, and Sean Berube.
Purple Hearts Crew: Who are the Creatives Behind the Scenes?
Purple Hearts is based on the novel by Tess Wakefield, originally published on April 25, 2017. The script for the film was developed by Liz Garcia (who worked on the film, The Lifeguard) and Tony Award-nominee Kyle Jarrow (who worked on the television series Valor).
The film will be directed by medium.com/@yinfabrigas, a notable director who has worked on many hit TV shows like Pretty Little Liars, 90210, Dead to Me, and Hawaii Five-0.
The film is produced by Leslie Morgenstein and Alloy Entertainment in cooperation with Netflix.
Purple Hearts Plot: What Will be the Plot of the Netflix Original?
The official summary for Tess Wakefield’s novel read:
When a soldier with a troubled past and a struggling songwriter agrees to a marriage of convenience for the military benefits, neither expects much after saying “I do.” Then tragedy strikes, and the line between what’s real and what’s pretend begins to blur in this smart and surprising romance perfect for fans of Nicholas Sparks and Jojo Moyes.
Cassie Salazar and Luke Morrow couldn’t be more different. Sharp-witted Cassie works nights at a bar in Austin, Texas to make ends meet while pursuing her dream of becoming a singer/songwriter. Luke is an Army trainee, about to ship out for duty, who finds comfort in the unswerving discipline of service. But a chance encounter at Cassie’s bar changes the course of both their lives. Cassie is drowning in medical bills after being diagnosed with diabetes.
When she runs into her old friend Frankie, now enlisted in the Army, she proposes a deal: she’ll marry him in exchange for better medical insurance and they can split the increased paycheck that comes with having a “family.” When Frankie declines, his attractive but frustratingly intense friend Luke volunteers to marry Cassie instead. What she doesn’t know is that he has desperate reasons of his own to get married. In this unforgettable love story, Cassie and Luke must set aside their differences to make it look like a real marriage…unless, somewhere along the way, it becomes one.
If the Purple Hearts movie follows the same plot as the novel, we can expect a lot of drama that is punctured by the struggles of two people who are doing their best to sort through their own traumas. We are still waiting for new information about the official plot of the film, but Netflix released the official synopsis of the film. Read the synopsis here:
In spite of their many differences, Cassie, a struggling singer-songwriter, and Luke, a troubled marine, agree to marry solely for military benefits. But when tragedy strikes, the line between real and pretend begins to blur.
Purple Hearts Trailer: Is There a Trailer for Purple Hearts?
There is a sneak peek for Purple Hearts, and it was released by Netflix on June 22, 2022. We are still waiting if a full trailer will be released for the movie.
The sneak peek showed Luke, who was deployed, sitting in front of a computer inside a crowded office in the military camp base he was assigned at. He was in a video call with his wife Cassie, who played a new song she wrote, dedicated to all the American heroes fighting overseas for their country.
We hear Cassie sing and everybody clapping for her when she finishes.
You can watch the Purple Hearts sneak peek here:
Purple Hearts Official Trailer
The official trailer for the film was released on July 12, 2022. In the new trailer, we get to know the circumstances behind the marriage between Cassie and Luke. We also learn how things took a turn for worse and how they lean on each other more after the events.
Watch the full trailer of Purple Hearts here:
Where to Watch Purple Hearts: Where Can I Watch the Film?
You can watch Purple Hearts exclusively on Netflix once the film is released on July 29.
Netflix has many titles that will be released around the same time as Purple Hearts. You can also watch Boo, Bitch, Resident Evil Live-Action, Persuasion, The Gray Man, and Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between on the streaming service.
The movie is a promising project that has already stirred up interest from many fans. Purple Hearts gives a look into the struggles that military spouses have to go through whenever they are deployed and the challenges they face when, or if, they come back home. We are looking forward to seeing how the movie addresses these challenges and if Cassie and Luke’s love will overcome it all.