The film, which also stars Anne Hathaway, is based on the bestselling novel by David Nicholls. It tells the story of two friends, Emma and Dexter, and examines how their relationship changes over the course of twenty years.
“I will always remember the experience of reading the book,” Hathaway said in the film’s featurette, which can be seen below. “It seemed like it was on fire, like it was lit from within.”
While Hathaway shared her excitement about taking on the project of brining such a popular novel to life, Sturgess seemed less sure of himself. He revealed to Kimmel that when he told a girl he met that he was playing Dexter, she looked at him with disgust.
“I looked down at myself and I had a beard and I was holding can of a beer,” Sturgess said. “I was like… ‘I promise you I look a lot better in the film than I do right now.’”
One Day will hit theaters August 19. Check out the film’s featurette, after the jump, and then let us know what you think by posting in the comments section below! Is One Day on your “must see” list?