Lionsgate Picks Up 'LOL' Comedy
Lionsgate has picked up from Mandate Pictures the U.S. rights to LOL, the comedy starring Miley Cyrus, Demi Moore and Ashley Greene.
The movie is an American remake of a 2008 French film, written and directed by Lisa Azuelo. Azuelo wrote and directed the remake, which is produced by Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher of Double Feature Films and Tish Cyrus.
Lionsgate calls LOL a coming-of-age flick, giving the following synopsis:
“In a world connected by YouTube, iTunes and Facebook, Lola (Cyrus) and her friends navigate the peer pressures of high school romance and friendship while dodging their sometimes overbearing and confused parents. When Lola’s mom, Anne (Moore), “accidentally” reads her teenage daughter’s racy journal, she realizes just how wide their communication gap has grown. Through hilarious and heartfelt moments between mother and daughter, LOL is an authentic coming-of-age story that perfectly captures today’s zeitgeist.”
Also in the cast are Thomas Jane (Hung), Gina Gershon (Rescue Me), Marlo Thomas (That Girl), Fisher Stevens (Awake), and Nora Dunn (It’s Complicated), Adam Sevani (Step Up 3D), Jay Hernandez (Takers), Austin Nichols (One Tree Hill), George Finn (90210) and Douglas Booth (From Time to Time).
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