About a Boy Film Poster
Director: Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz
Year of release: 2002
Lead acting talent: Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult
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About A Boy

When you’re 36, going on 18, life is about being hip, being cool, and embracing all that Mothercare has to offer…

Nick Hornby’s best-selling novel is now a phenomenally successful film starring Hugh Grant, from the makers of Four Weddings & A Funeral, Notting Hill and Bridget Jones’s Diary.

Tribeca Productions, the New York based production-company headed by Robert de Niro and and Jane Rosenthal, optioned the rights to Hornby’s novel in 1998, just prior to publication.

‘Nick Hornby has such an extraordinary voice’ said producer Jane Rosenthal. ‘It was a natural book to turn into a movie. There aren’t many writers who write with that vision in a way that can so easily be adapted for the screen’.

Tribeca teamed up with Working Title Films and kept the book’s London location, and ambience.

Starring Hugh Grant, Rachel Weisz and Toni Collette, the film was nominated for an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Directors Paul Weitz and Chris Weitz previously directed teen blockbuster hit American Pie.