Anne Hathaway will star in the Prime Video film of the popular romance book inspired by Harry Styles, The Idea of You.
Ann, 39, will play Sophie, a 40-year-old divorcee who falls for 24-year-old boy bander Hayes Campbell, Deadline reported Thursday.
The film will be directed by Michael Showalter, who previously directed The Eye of Tammy Fey and The Big Sick.
Love song! Anne Hathaway to star in Prime Video film of popular romance book inspired by Harry Styles, The Idea of You; Picture of March 2022
Jennifer Westfeldt, who has starred in Friends with Kids, Kissing Jessica Stein and more, wrote the screenplay and will also serve as an executive producer.
The Idea Of You was created by Anne, Kathy Shulman, Gabrielle Union, Kian Gass, Eric Hayes, Jordana Molick and book author Robin Lee.
Production is slated to begin in October.
According to Deadline, ‘The Idea of You 40-Year-Old Divorced Mom’ will follow Sophie.
The Muse: Although Stiles originated the idea for the book, the main love interest was actually inspired by numerous sources; Picture of 2021
‘Sophie’s husband Dan left her for a younger woman and has now canceled a trip to Coachella with their 15-year-old daughter.
‘Sophie braves the crowds and desert heat to pick up the pieces. There, she meets 24-year-old Hayes Campbell, lead singer of the hottest boy band on the planet, August Moon.’
Released in 2017, the book has been dubbed a ‘sleeper hit’ by Vogue and has been growing in sales every year since its release. The novel has seen a 20% increase in sales in 2019.
In 2020, Robin told Fashion magazine, ‘It was never meant to be a book about Harry Styles.
Page Turner: Released in 2017, this book has been dubbed a ‘sleeper hit’ by Vogue and has been growing in sales every year since its release.
‘It was supposed to be a story about a woman turning forty and reclaiming her sexuality and reinventing herself, when society traditionally writes women off as desirable and viable and whole.’
Although Stiles originated the idea for the book, Robin used several sources to create Hayes.
‘Inspired is a strong word,’ Lee said after being asked if Harry was the inspiration behind the book.
Hit a high note! Anne, 39, will play Sophie, a 40-year-old divorcee who falls for 24-year-old son Bander Hayes Campbell, Deadline reported Thursday.
Robin said she came up with the idea during a late-night YouTube search.
‘A few years ago, my husband was out on business and I was late surfing YouTube for music videos when I saw the face of a guy I’d never seen in a band I’d never paid attention to and that was it. So aesthetically perfect I was surprised. She was like…art,’ she said in a 2017 interview with blogger Deborah Kalb.
‘I spent a good hour googling and trying to find out who this guy was and in doing so I discovered that he often dates older women and that planted the seed.’