Watch Now: John Green's TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN Film Adaptation Coming Soon to Max


Max has released the trailer for their adaptation of John Green’s #1 bestselling novel TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN (Penguin Books), coming to the streamer on Friday, May 2. Directed by actress-turned-director Hannah Marks, Turtles All the Way Down tackles anxiety through its 17-year-old protagonist, Aza Holmes (Isabela Merced). It’s not easy being Aza, but she’s trying… trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, and a good student, all while navigating an endless barrage of invasive, obsessive thoughts that she cannot control. When she reconnects with Davis, her childhood crush, Aza is confronted with fundamental questions about her potential for love, happiness, friendship, and hope. 

John Green, Photo: © Marina Waters

Written with shattering, unflinching clarity, John Green’s TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN was praised as “a wrenching and revelatory novel” (The New York Times), “funny, clever, and populated with endearing characters” (Entertainment Weekly) and “a tender story about learning to cope when the world feels out of control” (People). TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN debuted as an instant #1 bestseller, with rights sold in over 30 countries, and more than 2.5 million copies in print. The book was featured on numerous ‘best of the year’ lists including Entertainment WeeklyThe New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal, TIME, NPR, BuzzFeed, Bustle, Vulture, Pop Sugar, the A.V. Club, BookPageBooklistSchool Library Journal and Publishers Weekly. 

Turtles All the Way Down” from New Line Cinema and Temple Hill is written by executive producers Elizabeth Berger and Isaac Aptaker. Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen and Isaac Klausner serve as producers. Richard Brener, Nikki Ramey and Paulina Sussman executive produce on behalf of New Line Cinema, alongside executive producers Laura Quicksilver, Bart Lipton, John Green and Rosianna Halse Rojas. 

Posted: April 4, 2024