Anne Hathaway will be starring in the Prime Video film adaptation of the popular romance book inspired by Harry Styles, The Idea Of You.
Anne, 39, will be playing Sophie, a divorced 40-year-old woman who falls for 24-year-old boy bander Hayes Campbell, Deadline reported Thursday.
The movie will be directed by Michael Showalter, who previously helmed The Eyes Of Tammy Faye and The Big Sick.
Love song! Anne Hathaway will be starring in the Prime Video film adaptation of the popular romance book inspired by Harry Styles, The Idea Of You; pictured March 2022
Jennifer Westfeldt, who has starred in Friends With Kids, Kissing Jessica Stein and more, has written the script and will also serve as executive producer.
The Idea Of You will be produced by Anne, Cathy Schulman, Gabrielle Union, Kian Gass, Eric Hayes, Jordana Mollick, and the author of the book, Robinne Lee.
Production is set to start in October.
The Idea Of You will follow Sophie, ‘a 40-year-old divorced mother,’ according to Deadline.
The muse: While Styles may have sparked the book idea, the main love interest was actually inspired by numerous sources; pictured 2021
‘Sophie’s husband Dan left her for a younger woman, and now he has canceled his Coachella trip with their 15-year-old daughter.
‘Sophie picks up the pieces, braving the crowds and desert heat. There, she meets 24-year-old Hayes Campbell, the lead singer of the hottest boy band on the planet, August Moon.’
The book, released in 2017, has been dubbed a ‘sleeper hit’ by Vogue with sales increasing every year since it’s release. The novel also experienced a 20% rise in sales in 2019.
‘This was never supposed to be a book about Harry Styles,’ Robinne told the fashion magazine in 2020.
Page turner: The book, released in 2017, has been dubbed a ‘sleeper hit’ by Vogue with sales increasing every year since it’s release
‘It was supposed to be a story about a woman approaching 40 and reclaiming her sexuality and rediscovering herself, just at the point that society traditionally writes women off as desirable and viable and whole.’
While Styles may have sparked the book idea, Robinne used multiple sources to build Hayes.
‘Inspired is a strong word,’ Lee said after she was asked if Harry was the inspiration behind the book.
Hitting a high note! Anne, 39, will be playing Sophie, a 40-year-old divorced woman who falls for 24-year-old boy bander Hayes Campbell, Deadline reported Thursday
Robinne said the idea came to her during a late night YouTube search.
‘A few years ago, my husband was away on business and I was up late surfing music videos on YouTube when I came across the face of a boy I’d never seen in a band I’d never paid attention to, and it was so aesthetically perfect it took me by surprise. It was like…art,’ she said in a 2017 interview with blogger Deborah Kalb.
‘I spent a good hour or so Googling and trying to figure out who this kid was and in doing so I discovered that he often dated older women, and so the seed was planted.’