Hailee Steinfeld will star in "The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight", Dustin Lance Black's adaptation of the popular YA novel written by Jennifer E. Smith.
Bruna Papandrea, Caroline Kaplan and Steve Hutensky are producing the project, which The Exchange will be selling at AFM in November. CAA is handling domestic sales rights.
Set over a 24-hour period, First Sight follows a girl who, while stuck at JFK aiport as she makes her way to London for her father's second wedding, meets a boy who seems perfect. The story is described as being "about family connections, second chances and first loves" that "will make you believe that true love finds you when you're least expecting it," according to The Exchange.
"The producers, they've been wonderful about running everything past me. I give input on the script and various drafts of it. I've been shocked about how collaborative they've been, because I’ve heard stories of [authors] who don't know anything that's happening in a movie," she said. "This is not a big studio thing. This is an independent producer. It's a passion project for everybody and they've been amazing about letting me be in it at all. I'm really grateful for that." said Jennifer.