Valerie Weiss is directing the coming-of-age dramedy, which co-stars Taryn Manning and Kurt Fuller
Maddie Hasson, who stars on ABC Family’s “Twisted,” has signed on to join Madison Davenport, Taryn Manning and Kurt Fuller in the coming-of-age dramedy “A Light Beneath Their Feet,” TheWrap has learned.
Valerie Weiss (“Losing Control”) is directing from a script by Moira McMahon Leeper, who previously wrote for “Private Practice” and MTV’s “Teen Wolf.”
In the vein of John Hughes‘ teen movies, the character-driven story follows a high school senior (Davenport, “Noah”) who must choose between the college of her dreams and taking care of her bipolar mother (Manning, “Orange Is the New Black”).
Fuller (“Midnight in Paris”) will play the mother’s psychiatrist, while Hasson will play his hostile daughter, who is classmates with Davenport’s character.
Jeffrey Loeb and Rob Johnson are producing “A Light Beneath Their Feet,” having previously worked with Weiss on the indie movie “Losing Control,” which was released theatrically in 2012.
Hasson, who previously starred on Fox’s “The Finder,” was nominated for a 2013 Teen Choice Award for her current role as the star of ABC Family’s “Twisted.” She’s repped by UTA, Coast to Coast Talent Group and the Beddingfield Company.