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Oscar-winning actor Anne Hathaway to star in romance drama The Idea Of You

The romance drama is based on the fan-fiction book inspired by music star Harry Styles

Oscar-winning actor Anne Hathaway to star in romance drama The Idea Of You
Anne Hathaway
  • Team OTTplay

Last Updated: 03.39 PM, Aug 27, 2022

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Oscar winner Anne Hathaway will headline an upcoming movie based on The Idea Of You, the fan-fiction book inspired by music star Harry Styles.

Deadline reported that Michael Showalter, the filmmaker behind hits like The Big Sick and The Eyes of Tammy Faye, will direct the project, which comes from the streaming service Prime Video.

Written by author Robinne Lee, The Idea Of You follows the story of Sophie, a 40-year-old divorced mother. Sophie’s husband Dan left her for a younger woman, and now he has cancelled 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.


Jennifer Westfeldt has penned the script for the romance drama and she will also serve as an executive producer.

The movie, which will begin production in October, will be produced by Hathaway, Lee Cathy Schulman, Gabrielle Union, Kian Gass, Eric Hayes and Jordana Mollick.

Anne Hathaway, in an interview with Variety, said, "I’m trying to play as many different characters as I can. I don’t necessarily work this way anymore, but in the beginning part of my career, I did connect to my characters through trauma. I would kind of search out parts of myself where I was broken and parts where they were broken and I would try to find my way into them through that way."

Anne Hathaway took home the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role as a mother-turned-prostitute, Fantine, in Tom Hooper’s musical Les Miserables.

The musical drama, based on Victor Hugo’s French historical novel, saw Hathaway play a mother who is fired from her workplace and is later forced into prostitution to take care of her daughter.

Interestingly, Hathaway’s mother played the role in the past on Broadway but quit acting to devote herself to parenting.

The actress previously won Golden Globes, BAFTA and a SAG Award for her performance before taking home the coveted golden statuette.