Hayley Atwell (Captain America: The First Avenger) is set to lead the romantic comedy 10 Things I Hate About Life. According to Variety, Gil Junger, who wrote 1999’s 10 Things I Hate About You, which was based on Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew, will direct from his own script. The new film will advance situations from the original film, which starred Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Strangely, Junger said that the inspiration for the sequel came from “coming across a man who had committed suicide at a scenic overlook.” Keep in mind that this is a sequel to a high school comedy.
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Here’s what Junger told Variety about the script:
“It is the story of two relatable, ordinary people with normal jobs and normal desires whose seemingly great lives have become unmanageable,” he said. “Two people who go to the same place at the same time to end it. … Their chance meeting is so awkward, so raw, and so funny, they postpone their intentions and go their separate ways.”
Junger says he plans to begin shooting in November. Atwell is also signed on to lead The Return Of Captain Nemo, a $10 million 3D sequel to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.