Netflix’s Love In The Villa
USAToday exclusively announced Netflix’s new movie “Love In The Villa” starring Kat Graham and Tom Hopper, written and directed by Mark Steven Johnson due next year, the movie will take place in Verona, Italy.
Graham describes her character Julie as "the ultimate planner. Everything is laminated, organized, everything has an itinerary. She loves a list and a bullet point." But her plans for a romantic vacation in Verona, Italy, are thwarted when her boyfriend breaks up with her ahead of the trip and she finds her vacation home has been double-booked by a cynical man named Charlie (Tom Hopper), Julie's "polar opposite."
"They go to war over this villa and wind up finding love," Graham says of the characters. "I don't remember the last time I laughed and cried so much while reading a script. I had such a great time."
Graham says she wanted to do the movie written and directed by Mark Steven Johnson to give viewers (and herself) a sense of optimism.
"This is a really difficult time in the world," she says. "Every time you turn on the news, there's just heartbreak left and right. And I wanted to do something that felt hopeful and would not just give the world hope, but make me feel more hopeful about the world and love and the magic that can exist when you might actually be in the right place at the right time, even if it feels like your life is falling apart."