Halston Sage, Nick Thune and Kaily Westbrook are starring in the dramatic comedy “People You May Know,” Variety has learned exclusively.
The film is written and directed by Sherwin Shilati (“Neil & John In: The Key”) from his script, co-written by Michael Mohan (“Save the Date”).
Producers are Shelley Stevens and Red Ladders Entertainment. Once Upon a Time Productions executive produced with YayBig Productions and Bella Donna Productions as associate producers.
Nick Rutherford (“The Kings of Summer”), Gillian Alexy (“McLeod’s Daughters”), Carly Chaikin (“Mr. Robot”) and Ian Harding (“Pretty Little Liars”) co-star in the film.
Thune plays a 30-something introvert who, after abstaining from social media his adult life, is convinced that he doesn’t exist if he’s not online. When filling out his profiles, he realizes the life he can fake is much more interesting than the one he actually leads.
“Of all the incredible things social media has brought us, it’s beginning to serve as a major source of our self-worth,” said Shilati. “Our goal with this film is to bring to light some of the ways we subconsciously use social media to value ourselves in a thoughtful and entertaining way.”
Principal photography just wrapped on “People You May Know.” CAA is handling North American sales.
Thune stars in the upcoming “Dave Made a Maze.” Sage’s credits include “Goosebumps” and “Paper Towns.”
Thune is represented by CAA and 3 Arts Entertainment. Sage is represented by CAA and Roar. Westbrook is represented by Brillstein Entertainment. Shilati is represented by UTA and BenderSpink.
Halston Sage with the present the the Young Luminary Awards at the 2015 Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA will present the third annual Kaleidoscope Ball to benefit the UCLA Children’s Discovery and Innovation Institute (CDI) on Saturday, May 2nd 2015!
Congratulations to Halston on the honour!
The MTV Movie Award nominations came out today and Halston’s movie, Neighbors is one of the movies with the most nominations along side Guardians of the Galaxy & The Fault in Our Stars! Halston herself has been nominated with her co-star Rose Byrne for Best Kiss!
-Ansel Elgort & Shailene Woodley, “The Fault In Our Stars”
-James Franco & Seth Rogen, “The Interview”
-Andrew Garfield & Emma Stone, “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″
-Scarlett Johansson & Chris Evans, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”
-Rose Byrne & Halston Sage, “Neighbors”
Her co-stars from Neighbors are also nominated in other categories such as Best Shirtless Performance, Best Duo, Best Fight, Best WTF Moment, Best Musical Moment & Best Comedic Performance! You can vote for Halston and her co-stars at MovieAwards.MTV.com from now until April 11!
The MTV Movie Awards will take place on April 12 2015!
Halston Sage, who next appears in the upcoming Seth Rogen-Zac Efron comedy Neighbors, has nabbed roles in two buzzy, horror-adventure family films.
The actress will co-star in Sony’s Goosebumps, starring Jack Black. In the film, directed by Rob Letterman, Black stars as famed children’s horror writer R.L. Stine, whose monsters, it turns out, are actually real. When they escape from his books and attack an unsuspecting town, it’s up to Stine and two teens to get the monsters back into their stories.
Goosebumps, which comes from a screenplay by Darren Lemke and Mike White, is set for release on March 23, 2016. It’s produced by Neal H. Moritz through his Original Film banner and Deborah Forte of Scholastic Entertainment.
Sage has also nabbed the role of Kendall in Paramount’s Scouts vs. Zombies. Directed by Christopher Landon, the film follows three scouts who must save their town from a zombie outbreak. The screenplay from Landon is based on Lona Williams and Etan Cohen’s draft of an original script from Emi Mochizuki and Carrie Evans.
Also starring Tye Sheridan and Patrick Schwarzenegger, Scouts vs. Zombies is produced by Todd Garner, Andy Fickman, Betsy Sullenger and Bryan Brucks.
Sage, who is repped by CAA, ROAR and attorney Michael Schenkman, kicked off her career with Nickelodeon’s TV series How to Rock and has been building up a strong film slate over the past few years. She appeared in Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring, and comedy sequel Grown Ups 2, and will next appear as the girlfriend of Zac Efron’s frat boy character in the comedy Neighbors. She can currently be seen on the NBC series Crisis.
Rising star Halston Sage is joining Christopher Landon’s horror/comedy SCOUTS VS. ZOMBIES. The film follows a Boy Scout troop that must use their skills to battle vicious zombies after their small town suddenly becomes infected. There’s no word yet on Sage’s role in the film but she’ll join Tye Sheridan, Patrick Schwarzenegger and “Anchorman” star David Koechner.
Even though she’s just starting out in Hollywood, she already has some impressive credits to her name. Sage started out with small roles in indie comedy “The First Time” and Columbia’s “Grown Ups 2″ before coming into her own in the upcoming Universal comedy “Neighbors” opposite Seth Rogan and Zac Efron. Sage will also star in the upcoming crime thriller “Poker Night” with “Breaking Bad’s” Giancarlo Esposito and “Sons of Anarchy’s” Ron Perlman.
Sage is repped by CAA and ROAR.
congrats to Halston! Can’t wait!