Have you heard about Anne Hathaway’s next film? No, not The Dark Knight Rises, I’m sure there are coma patients that are aware the third Christopher Nolan Batman is close at hand, I’m talking about One Day, a new romantic drama from An Education director Lone Scherfig.
The film is an adaptation of David Nicholls’ book of the same name, and revolves around a couple called Emma and Dexter. The pair first meet at their graduation from the University of Edinburgh in 1988, and make a pact to meet up on July 15th each year for the next 20 years. Think Before Sunset meets When Harry Met Sally.
Jim Sturgess stars alongside Hathaway in what should be a strong emotional film. Certainly the marketing is good so far with the denim wash poster harking back to the 1980’s in a stylistic and relevant manner.
One Day opens in the US on July 8th, Ireland and the UK September 30th.
Adapted from the internationally praised bestselling novel, One Day charts an extraordinary relationship. Emma (Academy Award nominee Anne Hathaway) and Dexter (Jim Sturgess) meet on the night of their college graduation – July 15th, 1988. She is a working-class girl of principle and ambition who dreams of making the world a better place. He is a wealthy charmer who dreams that the world will be his playground.
For the next two decades, every July 15th reveals to us how “Em” and “Dex” are faring, as their friendship ebbs and flows with the passing of the years. Through laughter and romance, heartbreak and exhilaration, they experience the grandeur of life. Somewhere along their journey, these two people realize that what they are searching and hoping for has been there for them all along.