Harry Styles Fanfic 'After' Movie Is Official: Paramount Buys Film Rights

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We knew that the Harry Styles fanfic, After, was probably going to be made into a movie, but it's now been "officially" announced. And some One Direction fans are not too happy about it.

The rights to After have been bought by Paramount, so it's no small potatoes film company there. Deadline.com made the movie deal announcement official, noting that producers are now on board, though no casting or release date details have yet been revealed.

The first installment of the After series is available in book form this month, with additional installments on the way.

Author Anna Todd took to Instagram and Twitter to confirm all the excitement, writing:

"In case you haven't heard... Paramount acquired the rights to After!!! I am so happy and so excited to finally tell you! I just want to thank you guys so so much for always supporting me and loving Hessa and being such a huge part of this crazy journey with me! We all did this together, if you clicked on a chapter, if you voted, if you made edits and Manips and fan accounts and videos, this is for you!"

Reactions are mixed, with many super excited for Anna's amazing opportunity and plenty of others piling on the hate, especially when it comes to Harry. Anna tried to put fans at ease, writing: "The name Hardin will be used (obviously, this is a fictional story, not the actual Harry so the book and movie with be Hardin Scott) and I can't wait to see it on the screens! I never expected when I joined this fandom almost 3 years ago that this would come of it. Some of you have been here since Perfect and it just is so crazy that this all has happened. I love the boys [One Direction], and you guys and I'm so grateful for everything. Never give up on your dreams because mine came true and so can yours!! #afterfanfiction #aftermovie"
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