‘The Idea of You’: Georgia’s Cinematic Transformation
By Oz Online | Published on May 10, 2024

Set designers play a crucial role in film production by possessing the skill to transform filming locations into various settings. This is exemplified in the recent release of “The Idea of You,” starring Anne Hathaway, which premiered on Prime Video after debuting at the Atlanta Film Festival on April 26th.

In this captivating romantic tale, Atlanta acts as the backdrop for scenes depicting Los Angeles, New York, and France.

The story follows Solène Marchand, portrayed by Hathaway, a single mother in her forties who unexpectedly falls for Hayes Campbell, a 24-year-old singer from her daughter’s favorite boy band, played by Nicholas Galitzine.

While Solène’s adventures take her to a cozy bungalow in Los Angeles’ Silver Lake neighborhood, the Coachella music festival, and the French Riviera, the film’s setting remains grounded in Georgia.

Solène’s residence is, in fact, an Airbnb located in Atlanta’s Virginia-Highland neighborhood, with scenes of Coachella filmed at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, and the French vacation spot is actually a pool house in Atlanta.

Moreover, Solène’s daily activities, such as jogging in Atlanta Waterworks Park and operating her gallery from a store in Candler Park, further highlight Georgia. Downtown Atlanta convincingly portrays Manhattan’s SoHo, while the film also showcases the enchanting beauty of Savannah as the couple shares a romantic stroll along the waterfront.


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