Emma Thompson is set to take the leading role in the Sophie Hyde comedy ‘Good Luck to You, Leo Grande’.

Based on an original screenplay by British Comedy award winner Katy Brand, Thompson will play the role of Nancy Stokes, a 55-year-old widow yearning for some adventure, human connection and good sex, which she was robbed of in her stable but stale marriage. To make things right, the ex-teacher devises a plan and hires the services of Leo Grande, a sex worker — or “sex therapist,” as he puts it — in his early 20s for a night of bliss.

Hyde said, “I’m thrilled to be working with the tremendously funny and heartbreakingly honest Emma Thompson to explore intimacy and desire and to put on screen a relationship that feels unexpected and delightful. At a time when our need for each other is so vividly present, it will be a delight to create and show this connection between two people, which is funny, sexy and moving.”

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The film will be Hyde’s follow-up to 2019’s ‘Animals’ which garnered critical acclaim at the Sundance Film Festival.

Produced by Genesius Pictures, the film marks the first joint project between Cornerstone Films and Genesius co-founder Debbie Gray (“Mrs Lowry And Son,” “Northern Soul”) who are partners in The Reset Collective, the Australian production and distribution company that launched in May.