Netflix's upcoming rom-com movie Love in the Villa has officially begun filming today (September 27) in Verona, Italy. Starring Kat Graham and Tom Hopper in the leading roles, the film will premiere globally on Netflix in 2022.
Love in the Villa is expected to wrap up production by the end of November 2021.
Directed and written by Mark Steven Johnson, the film follows a young woman (Kat Graham) who takes a trip to romantic Verona, Italy, after a breakup, only to find that the villa she reserved was double-booked, and she’ll have to share her vacation with a cynical British man (Tom Hopper).
In an interview with USA Today Graham revealed some more details about the film. She described her character, Julie, as the ultimate planner. "Everything is laminated, organized, everything has an itinerary. She loves a list and a bullet point." Later, Graham also added that She wanted to do the movie written and directed by Mark Steven Johnson to give viewers (and herself) a sense of optimism.
The Umbrella Academy star Tom Hopper is playing Charlie, a cynical and handsome British man, who has double booked the room with Julie. Hopper is known for his role as Luther in The Umbrella Academy Netflix series, his credits also include Game of Thrones, The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard, Black Sails, Merlin, and the upcoming movie Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City.
Kat Graham is popular and known for her role as Bonnie Bennett in the CW series, The Vampire Diaries. She recently appeared in the Netflix movie Operation Christmas Drop. Her acting credits also include Cut Throat City, The Poison Rose, and Emperor.
Margret Huddleston and Stephanie Slack are producing for Off Camera Entertainment. Johnson is also a producer on the film alongside writing and directing it.
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