‘Baby Driver’ helmer Edger Wright, is attached to direct the big-screen adaptation of Simon Stephenson’s debut novel ‘Set My Heart To Five’.
Based on the novel, the story is set in an all-too-human 2054 and follows the android Jared who undergoes an emotional awakening and embarks on a quest to convince humans that he and his kind should be permitted to feel.
Said quest, sparked in part by Jared’s introduction to 1980’s and 1990’s movies, leads to an unforgettable adventure across the West Coast of America after he determines to write a film script that will change the world.
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Stephenson will pen the script from his own novel which is due to be released later this year. Working Title Films, Focus Features, and Compete Fiction Pictures have teamed on obtaining the film rights.
HarperCollins imprints Hanover Square Press in the U.S. and 4th Estate in the U.K. are set to publish ‘Set My Heart to Five‘.
Wright, who was behind the ‘Cornetto trilogy’ of ‘Shaun of the Dead’, Hot Fuzz’ and ‘The World’s End’, recently wrapped filming on his latest project, the psychological thriller ‘Last Night in Soho’ which stars Anya Taylor-Joy, Thomasin McKenzie, and Matt Smith. It is scheduled for a release in September.