Young, up-and-coming director Sophie Brooks ("The Ex-Boyfriend Next Door") will lead the Lionsgate adaptation of Katherine Isaac's best-selling book You Me Everything, reports Deadline. She will work in a team with Oscar nominee screenwriter Robert Nelson Jacobs (Chocolate).|
The film will take place in the rural Dordogne, France. Jess and her 10-year-old son, William, have come to these scenic spots for a wonderful summer vacation in the sun-drenched hills. The former boyfriend of the main character Adam (aka the boy's father) runs a local hotel located in a beautiful old castle, while Adam and William do not know about each other's existence. Jess must find a way to painlessly introduce them, but she is hindered by a terrible secret from the past, which she is not ready to share with anyone, especially her own son.
The 2017 film The Ex-Boyfriend Next Door was Sophie Brooks's directorial debut. It premiered at the Tribeca Festival, where the jury noted the director's fresh perspective on the romantic comedy genre and his sensitivity to the problems plaguing millennials.
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The Topic of Article: You, me and a terrible secret from the past.