Bel Powley co-starring in coming-of-age story
Kristen Wiig and Alexander Skarsgard will co-star in “The Diary of a Teenage Girl,” Caviar and Cold Iron Pictures said Friday.
Based on a graphic novel of the same name by Phoebe Gloeckner, the film centers on a teen artist growing up in the '70s who falls into an affair with her mother's boyfriend. Hazarding a guess here — that turns out to be an example of poor decision making.
The coming-of-age story marks the directorial debut of Marielle Heller, who wrote the screenplay. Bel Powley, who is best known for her performances on Broadway and the West End, will co-star.
Wiig is the biggest name in the cast thanks to her work on “Saturday Night Live” and success with “Bridesmaids.” She most recently appeared in “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” opposite Ben Stiller. When not taking provocative photos in the Antarctica, Skarsgard is best known for his role as a bloodsucker on “True Blood.”
The film will shoot in San Francisco, with Caviar and Cold Iron financing and producing the picture.
Powley is represented by Brantley Brown Schachter Entertainment. Wiig is represented at UTA. Skarsgard is represented by CAA and Principal Entertainment LA.