Search

How to Get Cast in 'The Idea of You' Starring Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway

NEW YORK - NOV 3, 2014: Anne Hathaway attends the premiere of "Interstellar" at the AMC Lincoln Square Theater on November 3, 2014 in New York City. (JStone / Shutterstock.com)

'The Idea of You' starring Anne Hathaway cast, casting calls, auditions, and news you should know.

Amazon Prime Video casting directors are now casting actors for roles in the upcoming movie The Idea of You. Producers are now casting and hiring the following roles:

  • Background Actors
  • Stand-Ins
  • Photo Doubles

How to apply?

To audition for a role in The Idea of You, check out the casting call breakdowns below.

Anne Hathaway's 'Idea of You' Open Casting Call

NOW CASTING FOR A NEW FEATURED FILM- Idea of You!
 
Looking for: 
  • Individuals 18+ who can portray European looks for a Trendy Parisian Café scene.
  • WHO ARE LOCAL TO SAVANNAH GA!
Date needed: Covid Test 10/17, Fitting 9/18, Filming 10/19 or 10/20
Location: Savannah GA
Film Rate: 140/12
 
Now taking PHOTO submissions for individuals 18+ who can portray European look for a Trendy Parisian Café scene.
We encourage all ages! Must be local to Savannah GA.
 
This production has a mandatory vaccination policy for all Zone A workers, including Background Actors, Stand-Ins, and other talent ages 5 and above working on its set. To be eligible to work on this production, you must be (1) either (a) fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine AND received a “Booster” if you are eligible for a Booster according to CDC guidelines (click here to check if you are eligible for Booster) (Also: if you received the AstraZeneca and Novavax vaccines, then three doses of any combination of Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, or Novavax vaccines would deem you Boosted) or (b) fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine but not yet Booster-eligible; or (2) have a medical disability or sincerely-held religious belief that prevents vaccination. Any offer of work is “conditioned” on you providing adequate proof to Production that you meet the criteria mentioned above. If you are unable to show adequate proof to Production, then you are ineligible to be hired for this Production.
If you answer “yes” to this message, then you are hereby attesting to the fact that you can and will provide such adequate proof to Production. If you are selected, Production will collect and verify your proof.

About 'The Idea of You':

Anne Hathaway Will Star In "The Idea of You," A Film Inspired By Harry Styles.

Join Project Casting to access jobs you can apply to right now.

The novel "The Idea of You" has been optioned by Sony Pictures and will be adapted into a film with Anne Hathaway as its lead.

The Amazon Prime Video project is based on Robinne Lee's 2017 novel of the same name. The book follows a 40-year-old mother and gallery owner who, while attending her daughter's boy band concert, forms a bond with one of August Moon's members.

In September 2022, they announced that Nicholas Galitzine, leading man of the Netflix romance "Purple Hearts" and the upcoming movie "Red, White, and Royal Blue," will play Hayes in Hathaway.

However, several other production roles have been filled. Michael Showalter, who is known for directing films such as "The Big Sick" and "The Eyes of Tammy Faye," will direct and produce "The Idea of You." On the producing side, he'll have assistance from Hathaway, actor Gabrielle Union and the book's author Robinne Lee, among others.

Production for the film will begin in October, as Deadline reports. Its premiere is speculated to be sometime in 2023, and will launch on Amazon Prime Video.

 "The Idea of You" Plot

The plot of "The Idea of You" is eye-opening. In the book, 39-year-old divorced protagonist Solène Marchand takes her daughter to meet her favorite boy band and subsequently falls for a much younger man: 20-year-old Hayes Campbell, a member of the band August Moon.

There are a few changes from the book to the film, such as the leading lady's name being Sophie and her age now being 40. The movie also makes Hayes 24 years old instead of his actual age to appeal to a broader demographic.

According to IMDB, Sophie and Hayes first meet at Coachella in the film; they meet each other backstage at a concert in Las Vegas in the book.

Some say this book is "Harry Styles fan fiction." But is that really the case?

Lee recounted to Deborah Kalb in 2017 how her novel's lead character was inspired by a YouTube video of a boy band member.

"A few years ago, my husband was away on business, and I was up late surfing music videos on YouTube when I came across the face of a boy I'd never seen in a band I'd never paid attention to, and it was so aesthetically perfect it took me by surprise. It was like…art. I spent a good hour or so Googling and trying to figure out who this kid was, and in doing so, I discovered that he often dated older women, and so the seed was planted," she said. 

During that interview, Lee did not identify the leading man, but fans speculated she spoke about Harry Styles. The former One Directioner, 28, is currently in a relationship with Olivia Wilde, 38, after meeting on the set of her film "Don't Worry Darling." Some signs point to their compatibility- both have an interest in acting and direction and share similarly aged parents.

In 2020, Lee confirmed to "Vogue" that her novel was loosely inspired by Harry Styles of One Direction and Eddie Redmayne. However, she clarified that it is not "fan fiction."

"This was never supposed to be a book about Harry Styles," Lee told Vogue. "It was supposed to be a story about a woman approaching 40 and reclaiming her sexuality and rediscovering herself, just at the point that society traditionally writes women off as desirable and viable and whole."

Anne Hathaway's 'Idea of You' Coachella Scene Casting Call

'Idea of You' Coachella Scene Casting Call

**LOOKING FOR ALL BACKGROUND FOR IDEA OF YOU** 

Looking for extras 18+, all ethnicity, male and female for a fun concert scene! We will be having a Coachella scene this month and would love to have you on set! There will be music and fun for all! YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE REGISTERED WITH CENTRAL CASTING!

DATES:  Covid Testing 11/16 and Filming 11/18 (Possible night shoot)Covid Testing 11/19  Filming 11/22 and 11/23 

Location: Atlanta Testing and Atlanta & Hampton for Filming

RATES

FILMING: $140/12

COVID TEST:  $35/2

This production has a mandatory vaccination policy for all Zone A workers, including Background Actors, Stand-Ins, and other talent ages 5 and above working on its set. To be eligible to work on this production, you must be (1) either (a) fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine AND received a “Booster” if you are eligible for a Booster according to CDC guidelines (click here to check if you are eligible for Booster) (Also: if you received the AstraZeneca and Novavax vaccines, then three doses of any combination of Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, or Novavax vaccines would deem you Boosted) or (b) fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine but not yet Booster-eligible; or (2) have a medical disability or sincerely-held religious belief that prevents vaccination. Any offer of work is “conditioned” on you providing adequate proof to Production that you meet the criteria mentioned above. If you are unable to show adequate proof to Production, then you are ineligible to be hired for this Production. If you answer “yes” to this message, then you are hereby attesting to the fact that you can and will provide such adequate proof to Production. If you are selected, Production will collect and verify your proof.

Anne Hathaway's 'Idea of You' Teen Casting Call

Now Casting: ‘Idea of You’

New Feature Film Seeking Teenage Girls!

  • Looking for minor females ages 14 - 17 who can portray European/Italian/French looks to work as screaming fan background actors for a boy band concert scene. 
  • Testing is 11/14/2022 in Atlanta, Georgia and Filming 11/16/2022 in Hampton, Georgia.

This production has a mandatory vaccination policy.

More Project Casting Entertainment News: 

Sony Acquires Screen Rights to 'Tarzan'

'Tarzan' is returning to the big screen as Sony acquires the screen rights.   According to recent reports, Tarzan could be returning to the big screen...

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's Defamation Trial is Getting Made Into a Movie

The “most-watched trial of the year,” followed on the heels of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's defamation case, has now been made into a film. The Tub...

Jonathan Majors May Play Dennis Rodman in '48 Hours in Vegas'

HBO's 'Lovecraft Country's Jonathan Major could play Dennis Rodman in Lionsgate '48 Hours in Vegas' Jonathan Majors is an American actor. He is known for his ro...