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‘The Idea of You’ Trailer: Anne Hathaway Falls for Nicholas Galitzine in Harry Styles-Inspired, R-Rated Romantic Drama

In the trailer for Prime Video’s “The Idea of You,” Anne Hathaway portrays a 40-year-old single mom who gets to live out a teenage girl’s dream: embarking on a whirlwind romance with the 24-year-old lead singer of the world’s hottest boy band, played by Nicholas Galitzine. The R-rated film will stream globally on Prime Video starting May 2.

After the couple meet backstage at Coachella, they kindle a steamy relationship. As Hayes (Galitzine) plays Solène (Hathaway) a song on the piano, he grips her thigh. “I’m too old for you,” she insists, before he pulls her in for a kiss: “No you’re not.”

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The couple is seen navigating paparazzi while embarking on romantic outings, causing Hathaway’s character to ask, “What about what people will say?” — to which Galitzine responds, “I don’t care what they say.” The trailer features the debut single from the film’s soundtrack, “Dance Before We Walk,” which is also out now.

Based on the bestselling novel of the same name from Robinne Lee, the plot kicks off with Solène’s husband, played by Reid Scott, choosing to end their marriage — which means canceling his Coachella trip with their 16-year-old daughter Izzy (Ella Rubin). At the festival, Solène crosses paths with Hayes Campbell, the frontman of popular band August Moon, who is said to be based on Harry Styles. As an unexpected romance begins between the two, Solène must balance her career, her obligations to her teenage daughter and the 24-hour news cycle surrounding her relationship.

In an interview with Vogue in 2020, Lee was asked if the novel was inspired by Styles, to which she responded, “Inspired is a strong word.” However, Lee said “the seed was planted” after researching One Direction in 2017 and discovering that Styles often dated older women. She also noticed how scenes she had written would eerily play out in Styles’ life. For instance, after writing a scene in which the paparazzi catch Soléne and Hayes in a compromising position on a yacht, similar photos of Styles and Kendall Jenner were released.

Michael Showalter directs the film from a script by Jennifer Westfeldt, who will also executive produce. Producers include Cathy Schulman via her Welle Entertainment label, Gabrielle Union through her I’ll Have Another banner, Hathaway via her Somewhere Pictures label, Lee, Eric Hayes, Showalter and Jordana Mollick. Kian Gass of I’ll Have Another will also executive produce.

Other cast members include Annie Mumolo, Perry Mattfeld and Jordan Aaron Hall. Jaiden Anthony, Raymond Cham, Vik White and Dakota Adan portray the remaining August Moon members.

The film is comprised of a number of Oscar winners, including Hathaway for her role as Fantine in 2013’s “Les Misérables,” Mumolo for co-writing “Bridesmaids” and Schulman for producing best picture winner “Crash.”

Watch the trailer below.

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