Six picked for 'Flipped'
Rebecca De Mornay, John Mahoney among potential castEast of Doheny's adaptation of "Flipped" is pulling together its extended family.
Aidan Quinn, Penelope Ann Miller, John Mahoney, Anthony Edwards, Rebecca De Mornay and Kevin Weisman are in various stages of commitment to the Rob Reiner-directed feature adaptation of Wendelin Van Draanen's young-adult novel.
The book, published in 2001 by Knopf, revolves around the confusing romantic developments of antagonistic boy and girl neighbors who eventually share a kiss when they reach their teens. The story takes place from 1957-63 as the kids grow up from ages 7 to 13.
Quinn and Miller are taking on the roles of the girl's parents and Weisman her mentally challenged uncle. Edwards and De Mornay are playing the boy's parents, and Mahoney will play his grandfather.
Nora and Delia Ephron originally took on the scripting project in 2006, with Nora Ephron considering it as a directing vehicle. Eventually, Reiner and writer-producer Andy Scheinman ("Bait," "North") wrote the screenplay.
East of Doheny topper Kelly Gonda is producing along with Reiner and his producing partner Alan Greisman. The film is moving toward a late-June shoot in Michigan.
Quinn is repped by Paradigm and Framework Entertainment; Miller is repped by APA and Untitled Entertainment; Mahoney is repped by ICM.
Edwards is repped by CAA and Lovett Management. Weisman is repped by APA and Holly Lebed.