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When the trailer for the highly anticipated Amazon Prime film The Idea of You debuted on YouTube in March 2024, viewers were captivated by the striking resemblance between the main character, Hayes Campbell, portrayed by Nicholas Galitzine, and the renowned former British One Direction member, Harry Styles. The film is based on the novel The Idea of You by author Robinne Lee. In a 2017 interview, Lee admitted to beginning the novel after seeing a YouTube video of the boy band One Direction and stated that she was specifically inspired by the personal life of Harry Styles.

This post was originally published on the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal website on April 26, 2024. The original post can be accessed via the Archived Link button above.