Bella Thorne

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Bella Thorne

Voltage Pictures, whose After franchise has been a major international independent success story in the past few years, will launch worldwide sales at the virtual EFM next week on the YA romance Time Is Up starring Bella Thorne and Italian popstar Benjamin Mascolo.

The film is in post and centres on two high-school seniors – one with a passion for physics and the other a troubled young man – who learn to live in the present when their lives come to a stop after an accident.

Elisa Amoruso directs from a screenplay she co-wrote with Lorenzo Ura and Patrizia Fiorellini. The cast includes Nikolay Moss, Roberto Davide, and Sebastiano Pigazzi.

Italy’s Marco Belardi (Perfect Strangers) produced through his Lotus Production, a Leone Film Group company, with pubcaster RAI Cinema.

The English-language film shot over six weeks in Rome and the US.

After starring Hero Fiennes Tiffin and Josephine Langford grossed more than $70m worldwide in 2019 and sequel After We Collided took more than $50m when it opened in select markets starting last September during the pandemic

Voltage also sold out worldwide rights on the YA novel adaptation Words On Bathroom Walls starring Charlie Plummer when it was presented to buyers at the 2020 virtual Marche du Film.