Cinema lovers are still drooling over the fantasy of a boy band member who fell in love with a 40-year-old mum in the latest Hollywood film, The Idea of You, which began trending on May 4, 2024. If Nollywood decides to execute this storyline, these actors should get the scripts first and be on set without question.

Genevieve Nnaji as Solène

Can you believe THE Anna Hathaway is now playing a mummy role? If there’s someone Nollywood should cast that’ll give us similar cause for alarm, it’s Genevieve. She’s in her 40s too, but iconic for her youthful female lead roles of the past. 

Gbemi Akinlade as Izzy

Gbemi (Battle on Buka Street, Clinically Speaking and The Aside) will be perfect to play Genevieve’s daughter in this film. Her “mummy’s girl” style will nail this character. 

Susan Pwajok as Georgia

Georgia is the shy girl who’s Izzy’s inseparable friend, and coming-of-age roles come natural to Susan. Just watch The Johnsons and It Blooms in June to confirm.

Emeka Nwagbaraocha as Zeke

A friendly, teenage schoolboy character? Emeka will eat up it like creamy pasta.

Rita Dominic as Tracy

Solène’s friend could be Rita Dominic. They have similar comedic timing with a “good friend” and “big aunty” vibe.

Wale Ojo as Dan

Their lanky stature, grey beard and mannerisms are just too similar. Dan can be nice, but he’s an old and arrogant rich asshole. Sounds exactly like most of Wale Ojo’s characters.

Sharon Ooja as Eve

The role of a beautiful lady who can get her boss to fuck up his marriage and marry her while maintaining innocent vibes goes to Sharon Ooja. No one else.

Kanaga Jnr. as Hayes

Kanaga Jnr is a fine boy and a dancer. And in his Big Brother Naija days, he even had enough rizz to date an older housemate. So, he has the experience. A little acting class and he can be a popstar rizzing up our Queen Genevieve.

Chuks Joseph as Oliver

No Nigerian actor has been as much of a young and annoying asshole as Chuks Joseph in releases like the Madam Koi-Koi series and Afamefuna in a long time. He’ll easily pass as the annoying Oliver, in The Idea of You.

Eronini Osinachi as Simon

Eronini shares a similar look with Viktor White, the actor who plays Simon, with the jerry-curls. All he has to do is play the band boy role, stay at the back and make cute faces. 

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