An Education director Lone Scherfig will be following up her best picture nominee with the romantic comedy One Day, and she’s about to snag Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess as the film’s two main stars. In a conversation with Comingsoon, producer Nina Jacobson spilled the beans. Here’s exactly what she had to say:
“That is supposed to go this summer in London with Lone Scherfig directing and Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess,” she said, adding that the deals aren’t closed but that the two stars are both attached. “Their deals are being negotiated right now.”
The movie itself will be about Dexter and Emma, two friends who meet during their graduation in 1988 and reunite for one day every year for the next 20. I’m usually not much for rom-coms, but if this one has even an ounce of the charm of An Education, I’m in. And just in case you need any further proof this could be really good, it’s based on the novel by David Nicholls, who wrote both the book and screenplay for the rather criminally underrated Starter for Ten, starring James McAvoy and Rebecca Hall.