THR is reporting that Irish actor Robert Sheehan has signed on to star as the male lead in Dustin Lance Black’s The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight.
Sheehan will True Grit star Hailee Steinfeld in the film, which is written, directed and executive produced by Black. Black won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in 2008, for his work on Milk.
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight follows Steinfeld’s character, Hadley, as she waits impatiently in JFK for a flight to London for her father’s wedding. There she meets Sheehan’s Oliver, a young British man, who just so happens to have the seat next to her.
The film is produced by Black, Bruna Papandrea (Gone Girl), Caroline Kaplan (Boyhood) and Steve Hutensky (The Human Stain), with production set to begin later this year.