Good Luck To You, Leo Grande is based on the original screenplay by British Comedy award-winner Katy Brand (Katy Brand’s Big Ass Show, Rose D’Or winner Psychobitches ) and will go into production in London at the beginning of next year.
Cornerstone will handle international sales and distribution and will commence sales at the AFM, co-repping the U.S sales rights together with CAA Media Finance.
Nancy Stokes (Thompson) is a 55 year-old widow who is yearning for some adventure, some human connection, and some sex. Good sex. For the first time in her life. Whilst her husband Robert provided a home, a family, something resembling a life, good sex was never on offer. But he’s gone now, and Nancy has a plan. As she says, ‘there are nuns with more sexual experience than me’. So, being the reasonable, practical woman she is, and as an ex-teacher she likes to be organised, she does some thorough research and hires the services of Leo Grande, a sex worker (or ‘sex therapist’ as he prefers it) in his early twenties for a night of bliss.
Sophie Hyde commented; “I’m thrilled to be working with the tremendously funny and heartbreakingly honest Emma Thompson to explore intimacy and desire, and to put on screen a relationship that feels unexpected and delightful. At a time when our need for each other is so vividly present, it will be a delight to create and show this connection between two people, which is funny, sexy and moving.”