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Blake Lively To Star In ‘We Used to Live Here’: The Thriller Based On A Reddit Thread

The new Netflix thriller adapted from a social media thread.

The new Netflix thriller based off a nosleep Reddit thread.

With ‘Gossip Girl’, ‘Green Lantern’ and ‘All I see is You’ under her belt, you might not expect to see Blake Lively pop up in another thriller movie right now.

However, the Hollywood starlet is full of surprises and we can’t wait to see her interpretation of this forthcoming creepy story, which she both stars in and produces. And yes, the rumours are true – the movie is adapted from a social media thread, courtesy of Reddit.

Giving us all the Goosebump feels, We Use to Live Here is based on a psychological thriller novella by author Marcus Kliewer. Creepier still, it’s derived from a nosleep subreddit – a place where Reddit followers post their own scary stories to ensure you’ll never sleep again.

If the mood takes you, have a read of the actual original We Use to Live Here post here.

What Can You Expect?

The creepy story unfolds as we follow a young couple moving into their dream house in a typically quiet suburban street, all too good to be true perhaps. That is until a previous tenant drops by the house one day to take a look around. In a rookie move, she lets them in, and as you guessed – things get a little odd to say the least.

But it gets even more unsettling still when a snow blizzard hits the neighbourhood and they find themselves trapped inside the property together. Already too late to change her mind, things start to get steadily weirder as tensions rise- but we’re not here to reveal We Used to Live Here spoilers, so you’ll have to tune in to find out what happens next. One thing’s for sure, after a year of being trapped in our own homes, we’re likely to all relate to it in one way or another.

We’re expecting good things from the movie, least of all because the production will be handled by Blake’s production company ‘B for Effort’, alongside Hustlers production executive Kate Vorhoff. Ground Control Entertainment’s Scott Glassgold is also being brought into the fold, along with 6th & Idaho’s Adam Kassan and Matt Reeves.

We Used to Live Here Netflix release date

So early is this project in planning that there’s no official trailer or a We Used to Live Here release date as yet. We’re not really surprised, since they’re yet to fully cast the film, let alone go into production.

Given this, it’s unlikely that the movie will be anywhere near Netflix screens until 2022 at the earliest.

In the meantime, there’s plenty of Netflix Blake Lively fodder to enjoy, starting with the entire Gossip Girl back catalogue, and finishing off with crime thriller ‘The Town’ featuring co-star Ben Affleck.

Lots of love for Lively

Like all of us, Netflix has a thing for Lively – between this and Diablo Cody’s ’Lady Killer’ based on the Dark Horse Comics, it’s becoming quite a homage to the star’s work. Lively has certainly lived up to her name, keeping busy with several other projects in 2021, including ‘The Husband’s Secret’ a thriller base on the Liana Moriarty novel. Once again she both stars in the movie as well as produces it. Really, there’s no end to her talent.

Of course, this is not the first time the streaming service has adapted a Nosleep story, having recently bought the rights to ‘My Wife & I Bought a Ranch’, which fans are eagerly awaiting.


We’ll continue to keep you posted on We Used to Live Here Netflix announcements, so stay tuned.

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