Alia Shawkat and Steven Kaplan also star in the coming-of-age story about a nerdy high school student who tries to find a prom date while his parents' marriage falls apart.
Production is set to begin in Florida in October. Plum is producing with Hart-Lunsford Pictures, Shrink Media, Basra Entertainment, and Benedek Films. Los Angeles-based Brian Hecker will direct from his original screenplay. As yet, no sales agent is attached.
Plum's Galt Niederhoffer, Celine Rattray and Daniela Taplin Lundberg will produce with Shrink Media's Jai Stefan and Basra Entertainment's Tony Shawkat. Ed Hart, Bruce Lunsford, Pam Hirsch, Dina Burke, Stephen Benedek, Mario Fallone, Randy Simon, and Michael LeFetra will serve as executive producers.
The year has been a busy one for the four-year-old New York company, whose Iraq War-inflected drama Grace Is Gone sold to The Weinstein Company (TWC) at Sundance and won the International Critics Jury award at Deauville Festival of American Film. The same Sundance festival saw Great Wall Of Sound get sold to Magnolia and the romantic comedy Dedication picked up for the world by TWC and First Look.
Plum is in post production on Diminished Capacity starring Matthew Broderick, Alan Alda, and Virginia Madsen; Laws Of Motion starring Matthew Perry, Ginnifer Goodwin, Ben Foster and Hilary Swank; and Trucker, which stars Michelle Monaghan, Nathan Fillion and Benjamin Bratt.
In development are The Rise Of Theodore Roosevelt, which is set up at Paramount with Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese attached to star and direct; the remake of Cache at Universal with Ron Howard attached to direct; and an adaptation of the Sylvia Plath classic The Bell Jar, which will star Julia Stiles.