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Haley Lu Richardson to Lead Romance Adaptation From ‘To All the Boys’ Producers

She will also executive produce the feature adaptation of Jennifer E. Smith’s book ‘The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight.’

Haley Lu Richardson and the filmmakers behind the To All the Boys franchise are teaming for a feature adaptation of The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight.

Matt Kaplan and his ACE Entertainment banner will produce the feature, which is set to shoot in London. Along with starring, Richardson is set to executive produce.

The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight, from author Jennifer E. Smith, is set over a 24-hour period and follows Hadley and Oliver, who begin to fall for each other on their flight from New York to London. But, as the logline reads, “is it misfortune or fate that separates them when they land? The probability of ever finding each other again seems impossible, but love — and London — may have a way of defying the odds.”

Katie Lovejoy penned the screenplay, after working with Ace on To All the Boys: Always and Forever, Laura Jean. Vanessa Caswill, who was behind the PBS’ Little Women miniseries, is on board to direct.

ACE is currently working on another adaptation of a Smith novel with Hello, Goodbye and Everything In Between, set to star Jordan Fisher.

Max Siemers, Matthew Janzen and Aubrey Bendix will oversee the project for ACE.

Richardson, repped by Gersh, 3 Arts and Sloane Offer. can currently be seen in UnPregnant, the first original feature for HBO Max, and recently wrapped production on Kogonada’s After Yang, starring opposite Colin Farrell.. Her other feature credits include Support the Girls, CBS Films’ Five Feet Apart and Julian Fellowes’ The Chaperone.

Caswill is repped by CAA and the U.K.’s 42. Lovejoy is repped by Kaplan/Perrone and Myman Greenspan. Smith is repped by ICM Partners.

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Haley Lu Richardson, Barbie Ferreira to Star in Road Trip Movie ‘UNpregnant’

The coming-of-age project will be the inaugural effort from film producer Greg Berlanti’s deal with HBO Max.

Five Feet Apart star Haley Lu Richardson and Euphoria breakout Barbie Ferreira are going on a road trip.

The two actresses have signed on to star in UNpregnant, one of the first features being made by HBO Max, WarnerMedia’s upcoming streaming service.

Greg Berlanti is producing with partner Sarah Schechter, with the project being the first movie under his HBO Max film pact and massive overall deal with Warners. Erik Feig, who recently launched PictureStart, is also producing with the company’s Lucy Kitada and Jessica Switch.

Based on the YA novel of the same name, UNpregnant is a coming-of-age story that focuses on a Missouri teen who hits the highway with a friend to obtain a legal abortion. Jenni Hendriks and Ted Caplan wrote the book as well as the script.

A fall shoot in New Mexico is being readied, with the plan to have the feature in the can, so to speak, for the launch of HBO Max in 2020. Rachel Lee Goldenberg is directing. Berlanti Productions’ Michael McGrath will exec produce.

“When the opportunity to produce a film based on UNpregnant arose in partnership with the incomparable Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Erik Feig, I knew HBO Max was the right place for this story,” Sarah Aubrey, head of original content, HBO Max, said Thursday in a statement. “We want to create authentic, relevant films that are told with grace and humor to serve our young adult audience, and this is exactly that.”

The 24-year-old Richardson has steadily added to her acting résumé over the past five years, working with notable directors like M. Night Shyamalan and appearing in such movies as Split, The Edge of Seventeen and Operation Finale. This year, she toplined, along with Cole Sprouse, the teen drama Five Feet Apart and shot After Yang, a sci-fi drama opposite Colin Farrell which A24 will release in 2020. Richardson is repped by Gersh, 3 Arts Entertainment and Sloane Offer.

Relative newcomer Ferreira is a model who built a major fan base on Instagram and made her acting debut on Sam Levinson’s splashy HBO series Euphoria as high schooler Kat Hernandez, breaking out alongside fellow newcomers like Hunter Schafer. She is repped by Aperture Talent Agency, Authentic Talent and Literary Management and Felker Toczek.

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Haley Lu Richardson joins the cast of “After Yang”

Golshifteh Farahani (Paterson), Justin Min (The Umbrella Academy), Sarita Choudhury (Homeland) and Haley Lu Richardson are set to join Colin Farrell in A24’s robot drama After Yang from writer-director Kogonada, Collider has exclusively learned

After Yang is based on Alexander Weinstein‘s short story Saying Goodbye to Yang, which was set in a world where robotic children are purchased as live-in babysitters. The story followed a father and daughter as they try to save the life of their robotic family member, Yang, who was programmed to help his little sister learn about her cultural heritage.

The film will follow a couple, played by Farrell and Farahani, who adopt a young Chinese girl as well as an A.I. sibling named Yang (Min). When Yang suddenly becomes unresponsive, the family goes to great lengths to repair him. Choudhury will co-star as a museum director who takes great interest in Yang, while Richardson will play another A.I. who strikes up a relationship with Yang.

Theresa Park will produce under her Per Capita Productions banner along with Cinereach (We the Animals). They teamed to acquire the short story last summer and tapped Kogonada, hot off Columbus, to write the script.

Farahani recently starred opposite Adam Driver in Jim Jarmusch‘s drama Paterson, and she’ll soon be seen alongside Chris Hemsworth in the action-thriller Dhaka. She has worked with Ridley Scott twice, on Body of Lies and Exodus: Gods and Kings, and she also appeared in Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales. She’s repped by CAA, which did not respond to multiple requests for comment.

Best known for playing Ben Hargreeves on Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy, Min also has a role in Nicolas Winding Refn‘s upcoming Amazon series Too Old to Die Young. He’s repped by The Kohner Agency, Authentic Talent and Literary Management.

Choudhury recently starred opposite Tom Hanks in Tom Tykwer‘s A Hologram for the King and appeared in both Mockingjay movies in the Hunger Games franchise. In addition to M. Night Shyamalan‘s Lady in the Water, she also starred on Hulu’s The Path and Showtime’s Homeland. Choudhury is repped by Buchwald and Washington Square Films.

Kogonada is the South Korea-born writer-director who made his feature directorial debut with the 2017 romantic drama Columbus starring John Cho and Richardson, whose credits also include Split and The Edge of Seventeen. She currently stars opposite Cole Sprouse in Five Feet Apart. Richardson is repped by the Gersh Agency and 3 Arts Entertainment.

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Cole Sprouse and Haley Lu Richardson Give First Details About New Movie “Five Feet Apart”

Cole Sprouse is no stranger to star-crossed relationships onscreen — after all, Northsider Betty Cooper and Southside Serpent Jughead Jones didn’t exactly have an easy go of it when they first started dating on Riverdale. Soon, however, he’ll portray another character in a rule-breaking relationship when he and Haley Lu Richardson play two teens with cystic fibrosis who fall in love in the upcoming film Five Feet Apart.

Teen Vogue has an exclusive new image of Cole and Haley as their characters Will and Stella, who must maintain a distance of five feet in order to prevent cross-infection. In the photo, Will and Haley are seen flirting poolside, while yes, remaining feet from each other. Over the course of the movie, the two realize their affection for each other can transcend physical touch, according to the synopsis.

Cole told Teen Vogue that he felt a responsibility to ensure his character reflected true experiences of living with CF. “There are some roles that carry a real responsibility for accurate representation, this was one of them,” he said. “Some say the currency of poetry is the acceptance of other poets, and I desire no audience more greatly than those who resonate with the challenges shown by the characters of this film. It’s my hope that we did them justice. This was all for you guys.”

Director Justin Baldoni, who also directed Jane the Virgin, first had the idea for the movie after talking with a friend with CF about dating while having the disease, and the complications that can bring into a relationship. “I have always wanted to find a way to show young people in particular, that love is so much more than what we often see being celebrated and exploited in the world around us,” he told Teen Vogue. “So we set out to ask the question: What if the most intimate relationship of your life, was with someone you couldn’t be physically intimate with? Could love transcend human touch during the most vulnerable time of our life?”
Haley, who costarred alongside Hailee Steinfeld in The Edge of Seventeen, explained that the experience of making the movie affected the way she thought about her own life.
“One of my favorite lines in the movie is, ‘I’ve been living for my treatments instead of doing my treatments so I can live,'” she said. “I think those words are the heart of Stella and Will’s story and I’ll hold on to them forever as a reminder that the point of life is for it to be lived.”

Justin also revealed that he knew almost immediately that Cole and Haley were the perfect choices to play Will and Stella. “[Haley] gave Stella a vulnerable strength and depth that blew away my wildest hopes for what the character could be,” he said. “Haley has a humanity and sincerity that lights up the screen and I think that so many people will see themselves in her portrayal.”

As for Cole? “I only took one meeting — and that was with Cole,” Justin said. “He’s intimidatingly intelligent and super creative but can strike up a conversation with anyone about anything and put them at ease. His character is an artist and I loved the parallel to Cole who is also an extraordinary photographer. This is Cole Sprouse like you have never seen him before.”

The movie is in theaters on March 22, 2019.

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