Continuing with their numerous exciting news The Exchange’s CEO Brian O’Shea has announced that Robert Sheehan (“Geostorm,” “Mortal Instruments,” Moonwalkers,” “The Misfits,” and “Red Riding”)has been cast
as the male lead in the feature “The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight” alongside Hailee Steinfeld.
The Exchange brought the feature to Cannes’15 to sell to international buyers.
CAA holds domestic sales rights.
“The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight” is written, directed, and executive produced by Academy Award-winner Dustin Lance Black (“Milk,” “J. Edgar”) and produced by hit
makers Bruna Papandrea (“Gone Girl,” “Wild,” “Warm Bodies”), Caroline Kaplan (“Time Out of Mind,” “Boyhood,” Letters to Juliet”), and Steve Hutensky (“2:22,” “The Human
Stain,” “The Moon and the Sun”).
Set over a 24-hour period, “The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight” follows Hadley (Steinfeld,) stuck at John F. Kennedy Airport
and late to her father’s second wedding in London, who meets the “perfect” young man in the airport’s cramped waiting area. His name is Oliver (Sheehan), he’s British, and he’s found his way to seat 18B. Hadley is in 18A. In this story about the mad fears when love first strikes,
Hadley and Oliver make it clear that true love isn’t what greeting cards peddle, it’s an act of bravery that’s well worth the leap.
“Robert and Hailee together are perfect” O’Shea went on to state “They are both identifiable and winning, the script is sharp, the production team is aces,
I really think we could have ‘When Harry Met Sally’ for the younger generation.”
Robert Sheehan is represented by The Gersh Agency and Lisa Richards Agency.