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Jena Malone (The Hunger Games sequels, Hatfields & McCoys) and Douglas Smith (Terminator: Genisys, Ouija) have landed lead roles the indie horror pic Bottom Of The World for director Richard Sears. Malone and Smith play Scarlett and Alex, a young couple who stop at a desert motel on their way to start a new life in L.A. When she vanishes, Alex desperately tries to find her but is plunged into a nightmarish world where he finally realizes that he must be in a dream — but he is not the dreamer. Ted Levine also has joined the cast as a sinister preacher who taunts Alex at every turn. Brian Gottlieb wrote the pic, which starts shooting September 1 in Ottawa. Malone is repped by Gersh and Hirsch Wallerstein; Smyth is with Paradigm, More/Medavoy Management and Morris Yorn.
- Jen Yamato
• Noomi Rapace (Prometheus) is in talks to star opposite Will Smith in the sci-fi thriller Brilliance. The Marcus Sakey adaptation imagines a world where 1 percent of humans (the brilliants) are born with supernatural powers. Federal agent Nick Cooper (Smith) is a 1 percenter who specialized in hunting terrorists. He meets his match in a fellow brilliant intent on starting a civil war. Rapace will play yet another of these special beings who the government also determines is a terrorist. Julius Onah (The Girl Is in Trouble) is set to direct. [Deadline]
- Lindsey Bahr
Craig Roberts and Israel Broussard also star in the story of four over-achiever high school students in Cape Cod who resolve to catch up on all the key life experiences before they go to college. Wme represents Us rights.
Production is set for September in September in Massachusetts. Chris McCoy will make his feature directorial debut from his 2011 Black List screenplay and recently wrote for Marvel on Guardians Of The Galaxy.
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Pic stars Nicholas Braun (“The Perks of Being a Wallflower”), Zoey Deutch (“Vampire Academy”), Craig Roberts (“Neighbors”) and Israel Broussard (“Bling Ring”) in a coming-of-age comedy written by Chris McCoy. Script was featured on the 2011 Black List.
McCoy will make his directorial debut on the film.
The story follows four overachieving high school students who, after graduation, realize that they’ve missed out on key life experiences by always being the good kids. They decide to reinvent themselves in order to enjoy their last time together before college.
McCoy wrote for Marvel on “Guardians of the Galaxy” and is currently writing an untitled comedy for Imagine and Paramount. »
- Carole Horst
Good Kids, the teen coming-of-age comedy on which writer Chris McCoy will make his directorial debut, has rounded up a cast that includes Nicholas Braun (The Perks of Being a Wallflower), Zoey Deutch (Beautiful Creatures), Craig Roberts (Neighbors) and Israel Broussard (The Bling Ring). Nicolas Chartier’s Voltage Pictures will be handling international sales at the Cannes Film Market on the movie, which is being produced by Depth of Field’s Chris and Paul Weitz and Andrew Miano. Voltage Pictures’ Dominic Rustam is onboard as executive producer. Babacar Diene will oversee the project for Voltage. Photos: See 1950s Brigitte Bardot
- Gregg Kilday
Nicolas Chartier’s Voltage Pictures has set Nicholas Braun, Zoey Deutch, Craig Roberts and Israel Broussard for Good Kids. It’s the story of four overachieving high school students living on Cape Cod who, upon graduating from high school, realize that they’ve missed out on key life experiences by always being the “good kids”, and decide to completely reinvent themselves when the summer kids show up, in order to truly enjoy their last time together before college. The Black List script was penned by Chris McCoy, who makes his directing debut. Voltage will sell at Cannes, with Wme repping domestic rights. McCoy is represented by Wme and Gotham Group. »
- MIKE FLEMING JR
6 items from 2014
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