26 August 2022, 15:58
The Idea of You is about a 40-year-old woman who falls in love with a much younger boyband singer.
Anne Hathaway will star in a new movie based on the Harry Styles fan fiction.
the idea of you is an upcoming Prime Video film based on Robinne Lee’s 2017 novel of the same name. Term reports that Anne will play Sophie, a 40-year-old divorced mother whose husband left her for a younger woman.
The plot begins when Sophie’s husband cancels plans to take their 15-year-old daughter to Coachella. Sophie steps in, braving the heat and desert, and brings her daughter to the festival. It is here that she meets 24-year-old Hayes Campbell (based on Harry). Hayes is the lead singer of the “hottest boyband on the planet”, August Moon (based on One Direction).
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A life-changing weekend leads to a fast-paced romance, and it’s a story that has left 1D fans, and those who love a juicy romance book, wanting more.
“This was never supposed to be a Harry Styles book,” Robinne previously told Vogue. “It was supposed to be a story about a woman approaching 40 and reclaiming her sexuality and rediscovering herself, right at the point where society traditionally dismisses women as desirable, viable and whole.”
Speaking about how she came up with the idea for the book, Robinne told blogger Deborah Kalb: “A few years ago, my husband was away on business and I was up late watching music videos on YouTube when I met the face of a guy 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.”
Robinne added: “I spent a good hour or so Googling and trying to find out who this kid was and in doing so I discovered that he was often dating older women, and so the seed was planted.”
the idea of you is the latest addition to the ever-expanding Harry Styles cinematic universe.
Harry Stans will already know that the After film series is based on fan fiction from Wattpad that was inspired by One Direction. The original fan fiction has been read over a billion times and has been adapted into four films to date with two more films on the way. In the After franchise, Hero Fiennes Tiffin plays Hardin Scott, the character based on Harry, while Josephine Langford plays Tessa Young, Hardin’s love interest.
Despite its popularity, the After The film series has received backlash from people who believe it unfairly portrays Harry in a negative light. Harry has never personally commented on the films. Meanwhile, Harry’s former bandmate Liam Payne praised the movies.
As it stands, Prime Video has yet to reveal who will play the Harry-inspired character in the idea of you or a release date. We will update you as soon as we know more.