Hailee Steinfeld Learns 'Statistical Probability Of Love At First Sight'
After taking on some young adult sci-fi with Ender's Game last year, Oscar-nominated actress Hailee Steinfeld is getting her own young romance too. Deadline has word that Steinfeld will star in The Statistical Probability Of Love At First Sight, an adaptation of Jennifer E. Smith's young adult novel of the same name. The film will see Steinfeld as a young twentysomething who has having a pretty terrible day waiting in an airport for a flight to London to attend her father's second wedding. But while she waits, she meets a young British guy, and of course sparks fly when they're seated next to each other on the plane.
For more details, here's the official synopsis of the book:
Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan's life. Having missed her flight, she's stuck at JFK airport and late to her father's second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon-to-be stepmother Hadley's never even met. Then she meets the perfect boy in the airport's cramped waiting area. His name is Oliver, he's British, and he's sitting in her row.
A long night on the plane passes in the blink of an eye, and Hadley and Oliver lose track of each other in the airport chaos upon arrival. Can fate intervene to bring them together once more?
Quirks of timing play out in this romantic and cinematic novel about family connections, second chances, and first loves. 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.
While this sounds like your average young adult romance, this one might have a bump up in quality because Milk screenwriter Dustin Lance Black is scripting the film, and will also act as director and executive producer. Steinfeld has been growing in demand and broadening her horizons since her breakthrough performance in True Grit. She had a solid turn in Begin Again this year, and will soon be seen in a variety of films like the action comedy Barely Lethal and the a capella sequel Pitch Perfect 2. The actress clearly isn't sticking to a certain genre, and I'm excited to see how she fares with all these projects.