Douglas Booth & Iris Apatow Cast in Movie Adaptation of 'The Sorrows of Young Werther'

Douglas Booth & Iris Apatow Cast in Movie Adaptation of 'The Sorrows of Young Werther'

Douglas Booth is set to star in the upcoming adaptation of “The Sorrows of Young Werther“!

The 30-year-old actor will lead alongside Alison Pill, with Iris Apatow and Patrick J Adams also starring, according to Variety.

The upcoming movie will simply be titled Young Werther, and adapts the classic Johann Wolfgang von Goethe novel.

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Variety reports the story is of a “charmingly irresponsible and enthusiastic young man named Werther (Booth) who finds himself at the mercy of Charlotte (Pill), whose allure and commitment to her impressive fiancé Albert turns Werther’s life upside down.”

José Avelino Gilles Corbett Lourenço will make his directorial debut, with a script he also wrote.

“I was first introduced to Goethe’s ‘The Sorrows of Young Werther’ in university,” José said in a statement. “Intense, highly emotional, oddly funny — the book instantly enchanted me, and the Enlightenment-era fan frenzy the characters inspired had me forever captivated.”

“’Werther’ is a 250-year-old tale that gripped the lovelorn across Europe upon publication and its themes of requited/unrequited love and complex friendship remain relevant today,” he continued. “I cannot wait to collaborate with our excellent cast and amazing crew on a contemporary interpretation that brings all the wit, panache and class of the original text to life for a new audience.”

ICYMI: Iris will also be starring in an upcoming female-led action movie, alongside some of her fellow Young Hollywood ladies.

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