“The Idea of You,” which is becoming a movie starring Anne Hathaway, is inspired by Harry Styles and One Direction.
Although not technically “fan fiction” published on a website, “The Idea of You” is a novel inspired by One Direction and Styles, replaced by August Moon and Hayes Campbell. In it, a 40-year-old divorced mother, Solène, takes her 15-year-old daughter Izzy to Coachella to see August Moon perform, and against all odds, falls in love with 24-year-old Hayes.
“A few years ago my husband was on a business trip and I was late surfing YouTube when I came across the face of a boy I had never seen in a group I had never paid attention to. , and it was so aesthetically perfect that it took me by surprise. It was like art,” author Robinne Lee said in 2017. “I spent about a good hour googling and trying to figure out who this kid was. [Styles] was and in doing so I discovered that he often dated older women, and so the seed was planted.”
In 2020, Lee told Vogue that “Inspired is a strong word,” when asked if Styles inspired Hayes.
Now, the film adaptation is filmingand stars Hathaway as Sophie (Solene in the book), Nicholas Galitzine as Hayes, and Ella Rubin as Izzy.