The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight adaptation is author Jennifer E. Smith’s second book to become a Netflix movie. First published in 2012, this charming and heart-warming story has captured the hearts of readers around the world with its tale of love and serendipity.
Now, fans of the novel can look forward to the thrilling new screen adaptation, set to bring the story to life with all the romance and emotion that made the book such a joy to read. So, get ready to fall head over heels in love all over again, and let’s dive in to everything you need to know about this much-anticipated new movie.
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This page was updated: 11/5/23
About The Book:
Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything?
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.
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Current Production Status:
Completed and released.
The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight Adaptation Timeline:
The book was first released in January 2012 and it was optioned with Dustin Lance Black attached to direct.
After years of no updates it was announced in November 2020 that Haley Lu Richardson would be leading the cast as well as serving as an executive producer. Vanessa Caswill took over as director, working from a screenplay completed by Katie Lovejoy.
The rest of the cast was announced in January 2021 as filming began.
Netflix bought the distribution rights to the movie in April 2022. During the reveal of their 2023 movie slate it was announced the title of the film had been shortened to ‘Love At First Sight’ and that it would be releasing in September. Later it was confirmed to be September 15th.
The first trailer was debuted in July, a few months before release.
Where Can I Watch The Movie?
The movie is currently available to watch on Netflix where it was released.
The show currently has a 72% tomatometer and 81% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes. 6.8/10 on IMDb.
Who Owns The Rights:
ACE Entertainment bought the rights and led production. Netflix purchased the finished film and distribution rights.
Who Is Attached:
Haley Lu Richardson and Ben Hardy are leading the cast with Rob Delaney, Jameela Jamil, Dexter Fletcher, and Sally Phillips all joining the cast in supporting roles.
The movie as filmed around London including the Stansted Airport.
The film will be releasing on Netflix September 15th, 2023.
Previous mentions on AiLL:
This project is featured in the 2023 Books to Screen Adaptations masterlist.
Other Adaptations From This Author:
‘Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between‘ was adapted into a movie and released on Netflix in 2022.
‘Windfall’ has been optioned with Lauren Graham attached to produce.
‘This is What Happy Looks Like’ and ‘The Geography of You and Me’ were both acquired at the same time by a partnership of independent producers.
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