May 08, 2012 3:35pm PT by Borys Kit
'Vampire Diaries' Star Nina Dobrev, Kellan Lutz to Join 'Kid Cannabis' (Exclusive)
Kellan Lutz of Twilight fame and The Vampire Diaries star Nina Dobrev are in negotiations to join Project X breakout Jonathan Daniel Brown in Kid Cannabis.
John Stockwell is directing the movie, which is based on a 2005 Rolling Stone article telling the true tale of suburban teens from Idaho who built a multimillion-dollar marijuana empire.
Brown is playing a depressed 18-year-old who assembles his friends to smuggle drugs across the Canadian border.
Lutz will play the teen’s older best friend, who loves the thrill in the beginning but soon finds himself over his head.
Dobrev, who has scheduling issues to work out before her deal can be finalized, would play a hot-to-trot 19-year-old who has a thing for the best friend and whose father is one of the biggest pot growers in the province.
Gordon Bijelonic, Mia Chang, Bic Tran and Datari Turner will produce the indie pic, which is supposed to start production July in Canada. Corey Large and Alan Pao are exec producing.
ICM, which reps the producers Bijelonic and Turner as well as Stockwell, pacakged and is repping the worldwide rights.
The movie has been in development for several years and once almost came together with Chris Marquette and Cam Gigandet as the male leads.
Lutz, repped by Innovative Artists, Zero Gravity Entertainment and Morris Yorn, just signed on to star in Constantin Films’ 3D motion-capture adaptation of Tarzan.
Innovative-repped Dobrev most recently appeared on the big screen in last year's The Roommate and will appear with Emma Watson in the indie The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
Brown is repped by CAA and Black Box Management.