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Edgar Wright Boards ‘Set My Heart to Five’

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The novel is "set in an all-too human 2054" and follows Jared, an android that works as a dentist, as he undergoes an emotional awakening that is sparked by an introduction to '80s and '90s movies.

Simon Stephenson has his new novel Set My Heart to Five scheduled for a May 28th, 2020 release and it looks like Working Title Films picked up the rights to it. They’re working with Focus Features to bring it to film and Edgar Wright is looking like he’s tackling it. With Wright working on Last Night in Soho with the two distributors, it’s an easy one to shift over to once that project wraps up.

Plot Concept: Jared does not have friends. Because friends are a function of feelings. Therefore friends are just one more human obligation that Jared never has to worry about. But Jared is worrying. Which is worrying. He’s also started watching old films. And inexplicably crying in them. And even his Feelings Wheel (given to him by Dr Glundenstein, who definitely is not a friend) cannot guide him through the emotional minefield he now finds himself in. Soon his feelings will send him fleeing across the country, pursued by a man who wants to destroy him and driven by an illogical desire to share pathogens with the woman who bamboozles him the most. And Jared cannot! Because feelings will ruin your life, especially if you aren’t supposed to have them…

[Source: The Hollywood Reporter]

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