Shooting in New York is expected to wrap this week on Gigi Films and Mint Pictures’ teen romance Homeworkstarring Emma Roberts and Freddie Highmore.
Michael Angarano, Elizabeth Reaser, Sam Robards, Alicia Silverstone, Blair Underwood and Rita Wilson round out the key cast.
Gavin Wiesen wrote and is directing the story about a lonely New York teen on the verge of graduating from high school who learns to apply himself when he befriends the apple of his eye.
Gigi Films’ Gia Walsh and Kara Baker are producing alongside P Jennifer Dana of Mint Pictures, and Darren Goldberg.
“I remember falling in love with Lloyd Dobler when I first watched Cameron Crowe’s Say Anythingand I had that same feeling reading Gavin’s script, and getting to know George,” Dana said. “George is the Lloyd Dobler of his generation.”
“We worked with Emma on Jim Strouse’s The Winning Season and are amazed by her talent, her humour and her charm,” Baker and Walsh said. “Pairing her with Freddie Highmore, who won everyone over in Finding Neverland, makes for a perfect match.”
“This is a labour of love for all of the producers who got together on this project,” Goldberg said. “Gavin is a great new voice who captures the essence of falling in love for the first time perfectly and gives us a nostalgic look back at high school here as well.”
ICM will handle North American sales and Goldcrest is selling foreign rights.