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Nick Thune and Halston Sage star in the dramedy, which also features an appearance by Usher, playing himself.
“I just signed up on the social medias,” says internet introvert Jed (played by comedian Nick Thune) in the trailer for People You May Know, which The Hollywood Reporter has an exclusive first look at.
The dramedy focuses on Jed as he is taken under the wing of Tasha (Halston Sage), who devises a plan to cultivate and craft Jed’s image, taking him from a regular guy to a cross-platform social media celebrity.
Things get complicated when he crosses paths with his high school crush (Kaily Smith Westbrook), with Jed having to figure out a way to bridge the gap between his true self and his new facade.
Ian Harding also stars in the movie, which features an appearance by Usher, playing himself.
People You May Know comes from first-time director Sherwin Shilati and will premiere at the San Francisco International Film Festival.
For dates and tickets to see the screening of the movie check out the San Francisco International Film Festival’s Website here!
Halston Sage (Crisis) and Penny Johnson Jerald (Castle) have landed series-regular roles in Fox’s untitled live-action hourlong comedic drama created by and starring Seth MacFarlane. Jon Favreau is set to direct the first episode of the series, which is set in space 300 years in the future and follows the adventures of the Orville, a not-so-top-of-the-line exploratory ship in Earth’s interstellar fleet.
Character details for Sage and Johnson Jerald’s roles were not provided, as has been the case with other castmembers including Adrianne Palicki, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon and J Lee. Sage co-starred on the NBC series Crisis, and her recent film credits include Goosebumps, Paper Towns and Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse. Repped by CAA and manager Jason Weinberg, she next appears in the features You Get Me and Before I Fall. Johnson Jerald was a regular on Castle for four seasons, played Sherry Palmer on 24 and was the titular character’s personal assistant Beverly on The Larry Sanders Show, among many other TV credits. She is repped by Mitchell K. Stubbs & Associates.
Awesomeness Films’ Before I Fall, the film based on the bestselling YA novel by Lauren Oliver, will get a wide release theatrically by Open Road Films on April 7, 2017. Directed by Russo-Young, the film follows a young woman who has it all: the crush-worthy boyfriend, amazing best friends and drop dead gorgeous looks. One day is just another charmed one in Sam’s life until it turns out to be her last. Stuck reliving her last day during one inexplicable week, Sam untangles the mystery surrounding her death—and discovers the true value of everything she is in danger of losing.
With a screenplay by Maria Maggenti and produced by Brian Robbins, Matt Kaplan, and Jon Shestack, Before I Fall stars Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage, Kian Lawley, Logan Miller, Cynthy Wu, Elena Kampouris, Medalion Rahimi, and Jennifer Beals.
The film offers counter-programming in a weekend that will se the tentpole Furious 8 drop into theaters from Universal. Also scheduled in limited release from Fox Searchlight that same weekend is Gifted — a film in the vein of Kramer vs. Kramer directed by Marc Webb and starring Chris Evans, Lindsay Duncan and McKenna Grace.
Awesomeness Films is ramping up its next project, and reteaming with Bella Thorne and Halston Sage to do it. The pair have signed on to star in You Get Me, a thriller being directed by The Jinx‘s Brent Bonacorso. Ben Epstein wrote the script. Production is set to begin next month primarily on location in Los Angeles.
The pic centers on Tyler, fresh out of an argument with his perfect girlfriend Ali (Sage), who lands in the arms of sexy out-of-towner Grace (Thorne). The morning after, he finds that not only does Ali agree to take him back, but Grace is a new student at their school and is dead set on her new man.
“We are thrilled to be working with Bella and Halston again. They are both incredibly talented actors and we can’t wait to bring this fresh thriller to audiences worldwide,” said Matt Kaplan, President of Awesomeness Films, the film arm of the DreamWorks Animation-Hearst multiplatform unit AwesomenessTV.
Thorne starred in Awesomeness Films’ Shovel Bodies which has its world premiere at SXSW next week. She’s also co-starring in The Weinstein Company’s Amityville: The Awakening which will bow next January. She is represented by WME and LBI Entertainment.
Sage, whose credits include the upcoming Neighbors 2, Fox’s Paper Towns with Cara Delevinge and Nat Wolff, is in Awesomeness Films’ Before I Fall, the pic based on Lauren Oliver’s bestselling novel that stars Zoey Deutch. Sage is repped by CAA and ROAR.
Bonacorso is repped by UTA and Underground, and Epstein by CAA and Think Tank Management.
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.
Awesomeness Films has announced that Halston Sage, Logan Miller, and Kian Lawley will be joining Zoey Deutch as the stars of the upcoming movie, Before I Fall.
Diego Boneta (Scream Queens) and Elena Kampouris (Men, Women & Children) round out the cast, with Ry Russo-Young (Nobody Walks) directing.
Adapted from Lauren Oliver’s novel, Before I Fall stars Deutch (Vampire Academy) as a high school senior named Samantha Kingston with a seemingly perfect life, complete with a gorgeous boyfriend and inseparable best friends, until she’s stuck reliving one day of her life — Feb. 12 — over and over again.
Sage and Miller can be seen next in The Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, and Lawley, who is best known as a YouTube star, made his film debut in this summer’s horror flick The Chosen.
Awesomeness Films recently released Smosh: The Movie, and their upcoming projects include Snervous, a documentary about Tyler Oakley, and Dance Camp, a feature starring YouTube and Vine stars Meg DeAngelis and Jake Paul.
Production on Before I Fall will begin in November.
With the release of “Paper Towns” just around the corner the cast preparing for the release with the “Get Lost Get Found” press tour featuring John Green, Nat Wolff, Cara Delevinge & Halston Sage! Vote for your state on tumblr by going to papertownsmovie.com/tour and liking and/or reblogging the post featuring your selected state and that’s it! One note = one vote! Voting ends on June 15th 2015 at 9PM PDT. Good luck!
Halston is being featured in Taylor Swift’s “Women Of Tomorrow” article in her issue where she took over Glamour UK to present the world with the ultimate #TAYLORPOWERISSUE. Taylor Swift is one of the most influential power women in the whole world and she’s picked 10 “Women of Tomorrow” who excite & inspire her! Halston Sage is along side some other amazing women like Gigi Hadid, Zendaya, Joey King, her Goosebumps co-star Odeya Rush, Amandla Stenberg, Suki Waterhouse, Martha Hunt, Georgia Nott of Broods and Hailee Steinfeld. Taylor wrote a few word about each women, here’s what she had to say about Halston:
“I met Halston over FaceTime when she was shooting ‘Paper Towns’ with my friend Cara Delevingne. She’s an all-American beauty with a smile that could put you into a trance. She reminds me of Rachel McAdams’ younger sister. The girl all the girls want to be friends with. And all the guys want to marry.”
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!