Nick Robinson in Talks to Star in 'Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda' (Exclusive)

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Eric Ryan Anderson

Jurassic World; Everything, Everything

The Fox 2000 film follows a gay teen who takes an unusual approach to coming out to his classmates.

Rising star Nick Robinson, most recently seen in Jurassic World, is in talks to star in Fox 2000's Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda.

The film is an adaptation of Becky Albertalli’s 2015 book about a gay teen who has not come out to his classmates. But when an email he sent to a boy (that he's never met) falls into the wrong hands, he finds himself in a complicated situation when he’s blackmailed by the class clown.

Greg Berlanti, best known as one of the architects of DC’s television universe, is attached to direct the coming-of-age coming-out project, which has a screenplay by Isaac Aptaker and Elizabeth Berger (who co-executive produce the new NBC show This Is Us).

Temple Hill, the company behind hit book adaptations The Fault in Our Stars and The Maze Runner, is producing the project along with Pouya Shahbazian.

Robinson, who is quickly becoming one of Hollywood's most in-demand young actors and was featured on The Hollywood Reporter's recent Next Gen Talent list, was seen in Universal's hit Jurassic World and Sony's adaptation The 5th Wave opposite Chloe Moretz. He has wrapped work on MGM's Everything, Everything opposite Amandla Stenberg.

Robinson is repped by UTA, Savage Agency, Principato-Young Entertainment and Felker Toczek.