Following the conclusion of Sundance 2024, the industry is preparing for the next film festival on the calendar: the Festival SXSW 2024. The festival that takes place every year during the month of March, South by Southwest, is preparing a great line-up for this year's edition.
One of the most high-profile projects is the romantic drama The Idea of Youfrom the director Michael Showalter (The Big Sick, Spoiler Alert), which has been selected for the closing night of SXSW on March 16. Subsequently will premiere worldwide exclusively on Prime Video on May 2.
The film stars Anne Hathaway, as a 40-year-old single mother who finds herself in a whirlwind romance with a member of a popular boy band. As you might expect, dating a pop star, in addition to having a significant age difference, could cause some problems.
The rest of the cast is made up Nicholas Galitzine (Red, White & Royal Blue), Ella Rubin (Masters of the Air), Reid Scott (Veep), Annie Mumolo (Bridesmaids, Barbie), Raymond Cham Jr. (The Big Leap), Viktor White, Jaiden Anthony, Dakota Adan, Perry Mattfeld, Mathilda Gianopoulosy Jordan Aaron Hall.
The streamer shared the first promotional image look at Hathaway and Galitzine, and you can find it at the end of this note.
Showalter co-wrote the script with Jennifer Westfeldt (Kissing Jessica Stein, Friends with Kids, The First Lady).
“The film centers on Solène, a 40-year-old single mother who begins an unexpected romance with 24-year-old Hayes Campbell (Nicholas Galitzine), the lead singer of August Moon, the most popular boy band on the planet. When Solène must step in to accompany her teenage daughter's trip to the Coachella Music Festival after her ex bails at the last minute, she has a chance encounter with Hayes and there is an instant spark. undeniable. When they begin a whirlwind romance, it's not long before Hayes' superstar status poses inevitable challenges to her relationship, and Solène soon discovers that life in the spotlight might be more than she thought. that she expected.”