And said yes! Deadline broke the news that Oscar winning Hailee Steinfeld has agreed to play Hadley in the screen version of Jennifer E. Smith's YA romance.
What begins as a really lousy day when Hadley misses her flight to London for her father's second wedding, then gets stuck at JFK (at least it's not Newark), brightens up considerably when the cute girl meets a cute British boy with a cute British name. I wonder what 'the Statitstical Probabiltiy' of meeting a boy named Oliver are in 2014? Anyway in the whole 'meet cute' rom-com trope, the two are seated together on the plane and that long flight to London is over in the blink of an eye. Somehow the pair lose track of each other in the disembarkment chaos - what is the statistical probability of that happening, I wonder - but it sounds like it all turns out all right in the end. I love how the description for the Jennifer E. Smith book hypes Set over a twenty-four-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver's story will make you believe that true love finds you when you're least expecting it. You know it's true love because it passed the 24 hour test of time. Did I mention it's YA?
I wonder which cute Brit boy will co-star as Oliver? Hopefully not Asa Butterfield who starred in both Enders Game and the upcoming darker YA project Ten Thousand Saints with Hailee Steinfeld. I say hopefully not, not to be snarky - I think the two make a really cute couple which they are, or were anyway, in real life, - but because while they say 'the third times the charm, honestly isn't twice enough? It was for Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence who paired up successfully for The Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle but are getting panned for their third timer, Serena. Here's Steinfeld and Butterfield in Ten Thousand Saints and Ender's Game. Can we get a change of face here, please?
Time to round up the usual suspects; who's on your British boy list?