'Get On Up' Actor Joins CBS Films' 'The DUFF'
Nick Eversman is adding another high-profile credit to his busy 2014. The actor, soon to appear as Mick Jagger in the James Brown biopic Get On Up, is the latest member of young Hollywood to join CBS Films' teen comedy The DUFF.
The film stars Mae Whitman as an honors student who realizes she is the "D.U.F.F." -- the Designated Ugly Fat Friend. She then asks her jockish neighbor Wesley (The Tomorrow People's Robbie Amell) to give her a social makeover so that she can ask out the object of her unrequited affections.
Eversman will play Bianca's crush, Toby, a guitar-playing, vintage sweater-wearing, Vespa-riding mystery boy who is "soulful and has just enough edge to pique your interest." Toby invites Bianca over for dinner, but it turns out to be a strategy to get more information about her attractive best friends, Jess (The Nine Lives of Chloe King's Skyler Samuels) and Casey (The Fosters' Bianca Santos).
Bella Thorne will co-star as reigning mean girl Madison, while Ken Jeong is set to play a teacher at the high school. Thorne first announced Eversman's casting via her Instagram account earlier today. The movie, directed by Ari Sandel, is an adaptation of the Kody Keplinger YA novel of the same name and is being produced by McG and Mary Viola of Wonderland Sound and Vision.
THR named Eversman one of its Next Big Things last November after breaking the news that the actor had been cast as a young Jagger in Universal and Imagine's Get On Up, which is being produced by the Rolling Stones frontman himself alongside Brian Grazer, Erica Huggins and Victoria Pearman. Eversman, who played Ashley Judd's son in NBC's Missing and recurred on the CW's The Tomorrow People, also will appear later this year opposite Reese Witherspoon in Dallas Buyers Club director Jean-Marc Vallee's next film, Wild.
Eversman is repped by ICM Partners and Felker Toczek.