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2024 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Michael Showalter’s The Idea of You

2024 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: Michael Showalter’s The Idea of You

He already has a history with Park City having premiered 2014’s They Came Together (which he wrote) and The Big Sick which panned out to be a huge crowdpleaser in 2017. After a no-show this year, Michael Showalter‘s The Idea of You might actually be enroute to Sundance. Production began in October of 2022 on the Amazon Studios book-to-screen adaptation of the Robinne Lee novel. Anne Hathaway toplines the May-December type romance.

Gist: This centers on Solène Marchand (Anne Hathaway), a 40-year-old divorced mother. Sophie’s husband Dan left her for a younger woman, and now he has canceled his Coachella trip with their 15-year-old daughter. Sophie picks up the pieces, braving the crowds and desert heat. There, she meets 24-year-old Hayes Campbell (Nicholas Galitzine), the lead singer of the hottest boy band on the planet, August Moon.

Production Co./Producers: Eric Hayes, Robinne Lee, Jordana Mollick, Jeff Morrone, Michael Showalter, Welle Entertainment’s Cathy Schulman, I’ll Have Another’s Gabrielle Union, Somewhere Pictures’ Anne Hathaway.

Prediction: Premieres.

U.S. Distributor: Amazon Studios.

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist and critic at (founded in 2000). Eric is a regular at Sundance, Cannes and TIFF. He has a BFA in Film Studies at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013 he served as a Narrative Competition Jury Member at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson's This Teacher (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022 he served as a New Flesh Comp for Best First Feature at the 2022 Fantasia Intl. Film Festival. Current top films for 2022 include Tár (Todd Field), All That Breathes (Shaunak Sen), Aftersun (Charlotte Wells).

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