Kyle Newman (“Fanboys”) is directing the action-comedy from a script by John D’Arco.
RKO Pictures and Hopscotch Pictures are producing with Ratner’s Rat Entertainment, whose John Cheng will executive produce.
Basso will play Steinfeld’s wild best friend.
Basso, who was one of the young stars of J.J. Abrams‘ “Super 8,” is perhaps best known for playing Laura Linney‘s son on Showtime’s “The Big C.” He was last seen alongside Nick Robinson and Moises Arias in Jordan Vogt-Roberts charming coming-of-age comedy “The Kings of Summer.”
Basso is represented by ICM Partners, Industry Entertainment and attorney Howard Fishman.