James Marsden, Claire Danes to Star in ‘As Cool as I Am’

The movie is based on Pete Fromm’s coming-of-age novel

James Marsden and Claire Danes will star in "As Cool as I Am," an independent film that will shoot in New Mexico next month, TheWrap has confirmed.

Writer-director Max Mayer, who directed Danes's husband, Hugh Dancy, in "Adam," is directing the movie, which is based on Pete Fromm's coming-of-age novel.

"As Cool as I Am" is the story of Lucy Diamond, the teen daughter of self-centered parents who married when they were teens. Marsden and Danes play the parents. The role of Lucy has not yet been cast.

Anthony Mastromauro, of Identity Films and Judd Payne and Matt Williams, of Wind Dancer Productions, are producing. Virginia Korus Spragg wrote the script.

Marsden and Danes are repped by WME.