Max Winkler Indie ‘Flower’ Blooms With Zoey Deutch, Kathryn Hahn, Tim Heidecker & Adam Scott
EXCLUSIVE: Zoey Deutch, Kathryn Hahn, Tim Heidecker and Adam Scott have been set to star in Flower, the Max Winkler-directed coming-of-age story. The script, which made the Black List, was written by YA author-turned scribe Alex McAulay. Pic, about an unlikely bond that forms between a sexually adventurous teenage girl and her mentally unstable step-brother, will start production this summer. Joey Morgan, Dylan Gelula, Maya Eshet, Eric Edelstein and Romy Byrne will also be in the film.
Brandon James of Rough House Pictures is producing with Eric B. Fleischman & Sean Tabibian, whose Diablo Entertainment is financing. Matt Spicer is also a producer. CAA is repping domestic sales.
Zoey Deutch has joined Bryan Cranston and James Franco in Why Him?, a romantic comedy from Fox.
Along Came Polly director John Hamburg is helming the project, which tells of a Midwestern dad (Cranston) who travels with his family to visit his daughter at college, only to involve himself in a battle for her affections with her new, brash tech billionaire boyfriend (Franco).
Deutch is the comedy’s female lead, playing the daughter who is caught between the two men in her life.
Hamburg, whose credits include co-writing the Meet the Parents movies as well as the Zoolanderpics, wrote the script with Ian Helfer. Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps, Ben Stiller’s Red Hour and Jonah Hill are producing the feature, which is set to begin shooting in February.
Jeremy Kramer is overseeing for Fox.
Deutch, the daughter of actress Lea Thompson and director Howard Deutch, will next be seen with Zac Efron and Robert De Niro in Dirty Grandpa.
The actress, who counts Vampire Academy and Beautiful Creatures among her credits, is also the female lead in Richard Linklater’s latest film Everybody Wants Some, which Paramount is set to open in April.
Deutch is repped by CAA and Gilbertson Entertainment.
Zoey Deutch’s destiny within the world of acting could be construed as preordained. The daughter of actress Lea Thompson (Back to The Future) and director Howard Deutch (Pretty in Pink, Some Kind of Wonderful), one might say the nineteen-year-old was groomed for entertainment. Starring roles in films such as this year’s Vampire Academy have put the young actress firmly on the map. Yet her beginnings, she graciously admits, were more humble. “I used to make really embarrassing, ridiculous short films with my cousin and sister. We would play whatever characters we could possibly conjure up,” Zoey remembers. “I would steal my mom’s jelly boobs from when she was in a sitcom and they would put in fake padding boobs… and put them in my dresses so I could resemble Barbie, which was upsetting in so many different ways.” Her first professional job on The Disney Channel’s The Suite Life Zack and Cody wasn’t perfect either. “I was so bad at it, so uneducated about terminology and industry etiquette, and understanding people’s jobs.” Riding the wave of her blockbuster hit Vampire Academy, Zoey will star in Cover Girl as well as Good Kids, both slated for release in 2015.
Zoey Deutch has landed the lead female role in the upcoming movie That’s What I’m Talking About!
The movie is the acclaimed directorRichard Linklater‘s highly anticipated follow up to his hit film Boyhood, which received tons of rave reviews this summer.
In That’s What I’m Talking About, Zoeywill be playing the lead female character Beverly alongside such hunky actors asTyler Hoechlin, Ryan Guzman, and Glen Powell. While the plot details aren’t available yet, the movie will center on the lives of baseball players on and off the field in the ’80s.
Also on Zoey‘s slate is the upcoming filmGood Kids, which she just wrapped up filming, alongside Ashley Judd and Demian Bichir.