Jack Kilmer, Shameik Moore and Jane Levy will star in the project with a script by Josh Boone.
James Franco will direct The Pretenders, and has cast a trio of of rising stars — Jack Kilmer, Shameik Moore and Jane Levy— as the leads. Brian Cox and Juno Temple also will star.
The Fault in Our Stars helmer Josh Boone wrote the script for the film, which is set in NYC in the 80s, and follows two college friends who fall in love with the same girl, creating a decade spanning, very unique love story between the threesome.
The script has been circulating since 2013, with various loose actor attachments throughout the years.
The film is being produced as a co-production between Rabbit Bandini Productions, SSS Entertainment and Yale Productions. Vince Jolivette and Jay Davis at Rabbit Bandini, Shaun Sanghani at SSS Entertainment and Jordan Yale Levine, Scott Levenson from Yale Productions are producing along with Katy Leary.
The prolific actor-director-producer Franco most recently helmed In Dubious Battle, based on the Steinbeck book, and The Masterpiece, a film about the making-of the infamous “worst film ever” The Room. He’ll soon be seen as an actor in the comedy Why Him? with Bryan Cranston. He’s repped by CAA, Anonymous Content and Sloane, Offer.
Levy starred in the horror film Don’t Breathe, and will soon be seen in Monster Trucks. She’s repped by Gersh and Sloane, Offer.
(Source The Hollywood Reporter)