Back in 2010 work began happening on the adaptation of author Micheal Hornberg's novel 'Downers Grove'. At the time ex-'Heroes' hottie Hayden Panettiere and 'Twlight' star Nikki Reed were attached to star along with Rebecca De Mornay ('Mother's Day'). Of course though it was TV director Nelson McCormick who was also lined up to helm. Flashforward 3 years and things have changed dramatically. To kick off the director cap has been passed to Derick Martini, whilst its a fresh faced double dose of hotness has been served up in the shapely forms of Aussie actresses Bella Heathcote ('Dark Shadows') and 'Hemlock Grove's Penelope Mitchell (below). Jill Hennessy, Kevin Zegers and Lucas Till ('X-Men: First Class') all co-star and the adaptation will be penned for the screen by 'American Psycho' author Bret Easton Ellis.
"The haunting and tender story of Chrissie Swanson, a paranoid high school senior for whom graduating has become a matter of life or death. She's an unusual girl in an ordinary town. Her mother's sex life is overshadowing her own; her brother is aboard his own private Enterprise, slipping into one black hole after another; her best friend is hornier than a Prince song; leaving her eccentric grandmother as the only source of wisdom in a rapid downward spiral. As Chrissie tries to take control of the events that shape her life, she finds the events beginning to take control of her, until she is finally cornered by choices with everlasting consequences. Full of humor, wit, and the sacrilegious worldview of a savvy teenager, Downers Grove paints a searing portrait of the American dream in all its broken glory."
'The Curse of Downers Grove' will shoot this coming Spring.
The Delicious Bella Heathcote
The Tasty Penelope Mitchell