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Shameless star Cameron Monaghan and Bunk’d actress Peyton List will star in Anthem of a Reluctant Prophet, a coming-of-age tale based on a popular YA novel.
The film, described as The Perks of Being a Wallflower meets American Beauty, is an adaptation of Joanne Proulx’s novel about Luke (Monaghan), who foresees the death of his new best friend Stan, the most popular guy in school. When the premonition becomes reality, Luke is ostracized and labeled a freak, while at the same time he’s falling for Stan’s girl Faith (List) and dealing with more premonitions.
Robin Hays, an award-winning commercial director, will make her feature helming debut with the project. Sepia’s Tina Pehme and Kim C. Roberts (The Games Maker) are producing the movie, based on the screenplay adapted by Elisha Matic and Josh Close (In Their Skin). Filming is set to begin March 23.
“Yes, Luke predicts death, but sometimes death teaches us to live,” says Hays. “To me, that’s what this story, this film, is about: the moments we should pay more attention to and the spaces between those moments.”
Chad Moore and Jeff Elliott of The Green-Light Group will be handling international sales through their sales arm, Green-Light International, and introducing the project at EFM in Berlin.
Monaghan stars as Ian Gallagher on the hit Showtime series Shameless and also appears on Fox’s show Gotham. His film credits include The Giver and Vampire Academy, and his upcoming movies include The Year of Spectacular Men with Zoey Deutch and Wake with Ben Kingsley. He is repped by UTA and Industry Entertainment.
List stars on Disney series Bunk’d and also played Holly Hills in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid franchise. She was recently seen in the YouTube Red film The Thinning. List is repped by UTA, Untitled Entertainment and Ziffren Brittenham.
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