The Harry Styles fanfiction titled, “After” is already on its way to hitting the big screen, as Paramount has enlisted Susan McMartin as the screenwriter for the upcoming movie. Will Styles star in his very own fanfic inspired movie as Hardin Scott? Read on to learn more about this scoop.
As most One Direction fans know, there are a number of fanfiction stories about the boys published all over the Internet and Harry Styles is no stranger to being the star in these kinds of stories. “After” is a series popularized by Anna Todd, which tells the story of a bad boy named Harry aka Hardin Scott and an innocent girl named Tessa Young.
“After” has received over one billion views on Wattpad and since then, it was published in paperback by Simon and Schuster, Vulture reported. The fanfic series has taken inspiration from Stephenie Meyer’s “The Twilight Saga” and E.L. James’ “Fifty Shades of Grey.”
In October of last year, Paramount bought the film rights to the book series, which immediately led to speculations that “After” was being made into a movie. Now, Directioners can expect one of their favorite stories inspired by the boys translated into the big screen, as the movie has officially received a screenwriter.
TV comedy writer, Susan McMartin is the official screenwriter for the movie, “After.” McMartin is known for writing for popular TV series including, “Mom” and “Two and a Half Men,” Inquisitr cited.
While the movie has only progressed so far as getting a screenwriter, fans are already raving about prospective actors to play the role of Hardin Scott. Directioners are of course betting on Harry Styles, especially because the 21-year-old British singer is the series’ very own inspiration.
Todd previously admitted that she thinks the “Steal My Girl” hit maker would highly unlikely star in the movie and has named a couple of actors whom she thinks would best suit the role.
Fans, however, should not immediately dismiss the thought of Styles starring in his very own movie, as the outlet noted that Hollywood director Harvey Weinstein previously revealed that he is determined to get the “Night Changes” singer into starring in a movie.
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