Hailee Steinfeld is set to star in Dustin Lance Black’s adaptation of the young-adult novel The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The teen romance novel, by Jennifer E. Smith, is the 24-hour tale of Haldey, a teenager who is late for a wedding she doesn’t want to attend in London — her father is remarrying — when she meets a British boy, Oliver, at New York City’s JFK airport.
“Set over a 24-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver’s story will make you believe that true love finds you when you’re least expecting it,” says the website for the novel.
Screenwriter Dustin Lance Black won an Oscar in 2009 for Milk.
Steinfeld, 17, who was nominated for an Oscar in 2010 for True Grit, apparently will next star in Kyle Newman’s Barely Lethal in early 2015.