Lily Collins & Sam Claflin To Star In Love, Rosie

Rom-com based on novel from P.S. I Love You author Cecelia Ahern.

Lily Collins and Sam Claflin are to star in romantic comedy Love, Rosie.

Variety reveal the casting news for the film, which is based on the novel Where Rainbows End by P.S. I Love You author Cecelia Ahern.

Christian Ditter (The Crocodiles, French for Beginners) will direct from a script adapted by Calendar Girls writer Juliette Towhidi.

The film follows Rosie Dunne (Collins), whose plans to attend university in the U.S. with her best friend (Claflin) go pear-shaped after she gets pregnant following a night with the most popular boy in school. The story charts over a decade of the friends’ lives and their connection to each other. Production on Love, Rosie will begin in May.

Collins, daughter of Phil, recently starred in Tarsem Singh’s disastrous Snow White adaptation Mirror Mirror. She’ll be hoping for more luck playing Clary Fray in young adult fantasy adaptation The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.

Claflin made his film debut in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, after starring in The Pillars of the Earth and White Heat on the small screen. Coincidentally, he appeared in the other Snow White movie last year, the Kristen Stewart-starring Snow White and the Huntsman. Upcoming roles include Hammer picture The Quiet Ones, and - a certain little franchise Collins’ Mortal Instruments will be struggling against - The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, in which the British actor plays fan favourite Finnick Odair opposite Jennifer Lawrence.