'Nine Lives of Chloe King' Star Joins CBS Films' 'The DUFF' (Exclusive)

9:00 AM PST 05/22/2014 by Borys Kit
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McG and Mary Viola of Wonderland Sound and Vision are producing.

Skyler Samuels, who starred in ABC Family’s The Nine Lives of Chloe King, is joining Mae Whitman and Bella Thorne in CBS Film’s The DUFF.

The teen comedy, being directed by Ari Sandel, adapts the Kody Keplinger YA novel. McG and Mary Viola of Wonderland Sound and Vision are producing.

The script centers on Bianca (Whitman), an off-beat honor roll student who discovers she is considered the DUFF -- designated ugly fat friend. She then enlists the help of her neighbor, a jock, to give her a social makeover so she can ask her longtime crush on a date.

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Samuels will play one of Bianca’s best friends, a free spirited girl who is the town’s youngest yoga instructor and PETA activist.

Principal photography is set to begin this June in Atlanta.

Samuels, who received a Teen Choice Award nomination for Chloe King, was also part of the ensemble cast of Fox’s The Gates. Her last feature was Furry Vengeance with Brendan Fraser.

She is repped by UTA, Brillstein Entertainment Partners and Hansen Jacobson.

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