Bella Thorne in Talks to Star in Coming-of-Age Movie ‘Be Here Now’ (Exclusive)

The “Scream” star is poised to play a photographer seeking backstage access at a music festival

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Teen sensation Bella Thorne is in talks to star in the coming-of-age movie “Be Here Now” for Voltage Pictures and The Audience, TheWrap has exclusively learned.

Vineet Dewan will direct from a script he co-wrote with Samantha Taylor Pickett. The project was previously known as “X.O.”

Voltage’s Zev Foreman (“Dallas Buyers Club”) and Dominic Rustam (“Good Kids”) will produce with Brian Levy (“30 Minutes or Less”) and Pickett. Voltage’s Nicolas Chartier (“The Hurt Locker”) will executive produce with Rami Perlman, Stephen Curtis and Oliver Luckett.

“Be Here Now” follows the intersecting stories of a group of young people at a music festival. At its heart is a love story that will see chance encounters change people’s lives forever, as the film explores the trials and tribulations of love in the age of “likes.”

Thorne is in talks to play a young photographer who must navigate the festival’s glitterati in order to gain access to the exclusive backstage area and ultimately make it as an artist.

The producers are aiming to start production this summer.

Thorne previously worked with Voltage on the upcoming home invasion thriller “Keep Watching.” She recently starred in and executive produced “Shovel Buddies” for Awesomeness Films, and she next stars in “Amityville: The Awakening” and McG‘s “The Babysitter.” Additionally, Thorne has wrapped Tyler Perry‘s “Boo! A Madea Halloween” and the indie “Midnight Sun” with Patrick Schwarzenegger.

The rising young actress is also slated to star in Awesomeness Films’ thriller “You Get Me” with Halston Sage, play a supporting role in Xavier Dolan‘s star-studded drama “The Death and Life of John F. Donovan,” and return for the second season of MTV’s “Scream.” She’s represented by WME, Thirty Three Management and attorney Howard Fishman of Hirsch Wallenstein.

Dewan has a background in shorts, and is repped by UTA and attorney Bianca Levin of Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown.