Sadie Sink (Stranger Things), Theo Rossi and newcomer Kweku Collins are set to star in the coming-of-age drama Dear Zoe from director Gren Wells and Zin Haze Productions.
The indie pic, based on the novel of the same name by Philip Beard, will also feature Jessica Capshaw, Justin Bartha and Vivien Blair.
Dear Zoe follows a teenager, Tess (Sink), who enlists her biological father (Rossi) and her love interest (Collins) to help her come to grips with the death of her little sister in a tragic accident.
Sink (NBC’s American Odyssey, Broadway’s Annie) is best known for playing Maxine “Max” Mayfield, a breakout character on Netflix’s Stranger Things.
The adapted screenplay for Dear Zoe was written by Marc Lhormer and Melissa Martin. The film’s producers include Brenda and Marc Lhormer, Peter Phok, Christopher H. Warner, Brent Emery and Lizzie Friedman. Susan Cartsonis and Suzanne Farwell are executive producing. Production is set to take place in and around Pittsburgh.
“Marc and I are thrilled to bring this powerful, healing and entertaining story to the screen with such a gifted cast and director,” Brenda Lhormer said Thursday in a statement.
Sink is repped by Paradigm and Mara Entertainment; Rossi is with Paradigm and Management 360; Collins is repped by Paradigm; Blair is with Paradigm and Marnie Cooper Management; Bartha is repped by CAA and MGMT; and Capshaw is repped by CAA. Wells is repped by Paradigm and Mainstay Entertainment.
Paradigm is handling worldwide rights.