Harry Styles might be used to screaming girls and weird (but wonderful) gifts thanks to his One Direction fame, but he’s probably not quite prepared for this one.
We’ll be honest – we’re not well-versed in the world of celebrity fan fiction (we’re kinda scared and confused about it), but apparently Anna Todd’s dark story ‘After’ is quite the hit and has even been made into a PROPER BOOK.
With one billion reads online (AMAZING), the 25-year-old’s story has been so ridiculously successful, that it’s being made into an actual FILM, and we’re kind of intrigued if we’re honest.
Especially since the author herself has described the story as “the vanilla version of Fifty Shades of Grey.”
Wonder how Harry feels about being in the red room?
Paramount Pictures have just bought the film rights to the book, with Adam Shankman and Jennifer Gibgot in the producing hot seats.
Explaining how this whole crazy journey started, Anna told E! News: “I was reading fan fiction on Wattpad, but they were taking a little bit to update the stories, so I started writing my own stories to entertain myself. I didn’t think anyone would read it.”
All of the other 1D lads are featured in the story, whether as Harry’s relations or just generally there. And they’re not in a band either – they’re in college instead. IMAGINE THAT.
She added: “It’s a coming-of-age story, being in college. Tessa is a sheltered girl raised by her mom to be perfect. Harry is a brooding, grumpy, rude guy who doesn’t have many friends.
“He is just a jerk in the beginning. It’s a love-hate thing between Harry and Tessa. They hate each other in the beginning and they fight and then they fall in love.”
So, how about this Fifty Shades business?
Anna explained: “There are definitely sex scenes. I mean, I was writing it for myself…There are adult scenes in the story. There is no S&M. They are regular sex scenes, but very detailed. It’s the vanilla version of Fifty Shades of Grey!”
YIKES. We’ll admit we’re sort of intrigued, but also SCARED.
Most importantly though, who does Anna want to play Harry in the film itself? Harry himself, obviously, but she reckons “he’s too sweet” for that. Douglas Booth is her other dream choice (wouldn’t say no), alongside Indiana Evans for Tessa.
Harry probably won’t lose too much sleep over all this though, since he’s too busy spending his chunk of 1D’s £77.5m fortune.
MINDS = BLOWN.
Despite only forming on The X Factor four short years ago, the boys have already been named the richest British stars under the age of 30, according to Heat’s annual poll.
When you look at all their marketing though, you might not be so surprised.
They’ve had a world tour, two fragrances, sold four million copies of ‘Midnight Memories’ AND have sold their name and image rights to Coles supermarkets in Australia – and that’s just the start.
What better way to thank the fans than by giving them a hand with their own production, right Harry?
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