Thompson will star as Nancy Stokes, a widow who "desires some fresh adventure and good sex". The producers explain: "In order to achieve this, she hires the services of Leo Grande, a sex worker in his early twenties, for a night of bliss."
The film is further described as being about "a 55-year-old widow yearning for some adventure, human connection and good sex, which she was robbed of in her stable but stale marriage. To make things right, the ex-teacher devises a plan and hires the services of Leo Grande, a sex worker - or 'sex therapist', as he puts it - in his early 20s for a night of bliss."
Alison Thompson and Mark Gooder from Cornerstone Films comment: "We loved the bold, fresh and surprising take on female sexuality in Katy's script and to have an actress of Emma's calibre in the role of Nancy is a real gift."
Speaking to Variety, Sophie Hyde said: "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."
Debbie Gray added: "I loved the script from the first read: funny, relatable, relevant. It's great to have a female-strong team with such a passion for the project."
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