Michael Showalter to Direct Anne Hathaway in ‘The Idea of ​​You’ Movie – Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Amazon’s Prime Video set The big sick and Tammy Faye’s eyes director Michael Showalter to helm and Anne Hathaway to star in The idea of ​​youbased on Robinne Lee’s novel.

Cathy Schulman will produce the film through her Welle Entertainment label alongside Gabrielle Union and Kian Gass of I’ll Have Another; Hathaway through her Somewhere Pictures label; the author; Eric Hayes; Showalter; and Jordana Mollick. Jennifer Westfeldt, who wrote the screenplay, will serve as executive producer. Schulman opted for the book and attached Hathaway, and Amazon won the film at auction.

Production will begin in October.

The idea of ​​you centers on Sophie, a 40-year-old divorced mother. Sophie’s husband Dan left her for a younger woman, and now he’s canceled his trip to Coachella with their 15-year-old daughter. Sophie picks up the pieces, braving the crowds and the desert heat. There she meets 24-year-old Hayes Campbell, the lead singer of the hottest boy band on the planet, August Moon.

Showalter is nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Directing in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movies for his work on the Hulu limited series The stall after directing Jessica Chastain in her Oscar-winning performance as Tammy Faye Bakker. He also directed the next Spoiler alert: the hero diesbased on the bestselling book by Michael Ausiello, which stars Jim Parsons and Sally Field and will be released by Focus Features on December 2.

Westfeldt has written and starred in independent films Kiss Jessica Stein and Friends with children, the latter marking her directorial debut.

Showalter is represented by UTA, Artists First and Goodman Genow. Hathaway is represented by CAA, Management 360 and Sloane, Offer, Weber, Dern. Westfeldt is represented by Innovative Artists, Write Large and attorney Marcy Morris. Lee is with James Feldman at Lichter, Grossman and Richard Pine at InkWell Management. Schulman is represented by David Boyle at Intersection Law.

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