You may love her, you may hate her, but there’s no denying that Anne Hathaway has had one of the most interesting and successful film career trajectories in the past few decades. For the most part, she’s stuck with larger films, like The Princess Diaries, The Devil Wears Prada, and Les Misérables. But for her next project, Hathaway is going indie.
Song One follows Franny (Hathaway), an archaeologist who returns home after her younger brother gets into a serious accident. While her brother remains in critical condition, she begins reading his journal, visiting his favorite spots, and recording familiar sounds to play to him. Along the way, she meets his favorite singer-songwriter, James Forester (Johnny Flynn). Surprise, surprise, the two begin to form a romantic relationship. All seems to go well until (and you knew this was coming) he has to go back to the UK.
The film was directed by Hathaway’s best friend Kate Barker-Froyland—whose most notable IMDB credit is as an assistant to Devil Wears Prada director David Frankel—and features original music written by Jenny Lewis and Johnathan Rice.