Anne Hathaway in a scene from an episode of \"Modern Love\"

Anne Hathaway in a scene from an episode of "Modern Love"

The beloved New York Times column of the same name is coming to a screen near you - here's what you need to know. 

Irish director John Carney, of Sing Street and Once fame, is to direct an impressive cast for Amazon Prime's take on "Modern Love".

Already slated to star are award-winning Hollywood stars Anne Hathaway, Tina Fey, Jennifer garner, Andy Garcia, and Dev Patel. 

The eight-part rom com is based on the hit New York Times user submitted column of the same name. Like the weekly column that has been running since 2004, the show will focus on the trials and tribulations of people in New York as they meander through relationships, both romantic and otherwise.

Carney told Deadline that the stellar cast lineup is like waking up in the "actor candy store".

"We've managed to assemble a dream cast of my favorite actors. It's a testament to the reach of the original column and of how, now more than ever, love is the only certainty," 

Irish actor Andrew Scott (Jim Moriarty in BBC's Sherlock) will also have a role in one of the 30 minute episodes.

Screen writer and multi-faceted TV industry heavyweight Sharon Horgan will lend her hand to the project. The funny-woman  will direct one installment of the series, which she also wrote, featuring Tina Fey and Mad Men star John Slattery.

This is sure to be a hit on Amazon Prime; in the mean-time, whet your appetite with the 14-year-old column archives here.

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