Love at First Sight Trailer: Netflix has just released the delightful trailer for its latest romantic comedy, “Love at First Sight,” featuring the talented actors Haley Lu Richardson and Ben Hardy. The video introduces us to two strangers who experience a life-altering connection after a serendipitous encounter at the airport. As fate weaves its magic, their paths intertwine, leading to a whirlwind romance filled with laughter, heartwarming moments, and unexpected twists.
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When Jennifer E. Smith’s enchanting novel, “The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight,” was published in 2011, readers from around the globe instantly fell head over heels for its captivating story. Now, Smith is thrilled to see her own book transformed into a film adaptation, and she couldn’t be happier with the result. Having also penned the novel that inspired last year’s “Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between,” Smith’s affection for film adaptations of her work is unwavering.
Watch Love at First Sight Trailer below:
In “Love at First Sight,” the film stays true to the essence of the book, chronicling the journey of Hadley and Oliver, two strangers (played by Haley Lu Richardson and Ben Hardy) who find themselves seated beside each other on a transatlantic flight. From that serendipitous encounter, their lives become intertwined, leading to a series of delightful complications and unexpected twists. The first trailer for “Love at First Sight” offers a sneak peek into this heartwarming tale.
Smith has cherished the story of Hadley and Oliver’s spontaneous in-flight romance for over a decade, but she approached the film adaptation with an open mind, allowing the creative team to bring their vision to life. Director Vanessa Caswill commended Smith’s trust and generosity throughout the process, recalling a heartfelt email the author sent after watching the completed film. The level of collaboration and mutual admiration between Smith and the filmmakers is evident in their shared enthusiasm for the final product.
The journey of “Love at First Sight” to Netflix spanned a decade, resulting in casting choices that deviated from any initial ideas the author may have had while writing the book. Nevertheless, Smith couldn’t be happier with the selection of Haley Lu Richardson and Ben Hardy as Hadley and Oliver, praising their charm, chemistry, and faithful portrayal of the beloved characters.
For Ben Hardy, the role of Oliver presented an intriguing acting challenge. Oliver’s analytical mind, focused on reducing life to data for control, clashes with the unpredictable nature of love and romance. The actor embraced the opportunity to explore this contrast, finding it irresistible. Hardy also shared a personal anecdote about his own improbable airplane encounter, recalling the moment he bumped into Zendaya coming out of the bathroom—a brush with a favorite celebrity that nearly left him breathless.
The new trailer offers fans a glimpse of the film’s narrator, a mysterious and all-knowing character portrayed by Jameela Jamil. Although absent from the book, Smith believes Jamil’s addition adds a touch of quirkiness and whimsy, elevating the story and capturing its essence. The themes of fate, chance, timing, and serendipity are at the heart of the narrative, and Smith commends screenwriter Katie Lovejoy for her ingenious decision to include the narrator in the film.
Jamil’s involvement is also special to Smith, as she sees the actress as the perfect embodiment of the narrator. Their meeting was marked by a playful exchange, with Smith expressing that she served as the narrator in the book while Jamil assumed that role in the movie—an upgrade that Smith believes enhances the overall experience.
“Love at First Sight” will make its debut on Netflix on September 15th, allowing viewers to immerse themselves in this heartwarming tale of unexpected connections and the whimsical nature of love.