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'Awkward' Actor Beau Mirchoff Joining Sony's 'Flatliners' Reboot (Exclusive)
Beau Mirchoff is going back to school for Sony's Flatliners.
The Awkward actor will play Brad, a medical student, in the sci-fi reboot. Ellen Page and Diego Luna head up a cast that also includes War & Peace's James Norton, Vampire Diaries alum Nina Dobrev and Dope actress Kiersey Clemons.
Flatliners follows a group of medical students who conduct near-death experiments to explore what "lies beyond," to disastrous consequence. The original 1990 thriller starred Kevin Bacon, Julia Roberts and Kiefer Sutherland, who will be returning for the Sony reboot.
Niels Arden Oplev, who helmed the original Swedish Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, will direct the project for Sony from a screenplay by Source Code writer Ben Ripley. Actor Michael Douglas and Laurence Mark are set to produce, along with David Blackman.
Mirchoff is best known for his role in MTV's Awkward, which just finished its fifth season. His feature film credits include the YA sci-fi adaptation I Am Number Four and the upcoming coming-of-age story Grass Stains, where he appears alongside Tye Sheridan and Austin Abrams.
He is repped by APA, Velocity and Ginsburg Daniels.