Shameik Moore, Kiernan Shipka and Joan Cusack have been cast in the Netflix original film, “Let it Snow,” the studio announced on Thursday.
The film, based on The New York Times bestselling book by YA authors John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle, tells the story of a once-in-century snowstorm that hits a small town on Christmas Eve, leading several high school seniors to discover unexpected opportunities as well as complications that test their friendships, love lives, and aspirations for the future.
“Let it Snow” will also star Isabela Moner (“Transformers: The Last Knight”), Odeya Rush (“Lady Bird”), Jacob Batalon (“Spider-Man: Homecoming,”), Miles Robbins (“Blockers”), Mitchell Hope (“Descendants”), Liv Hewson (“Santa Clarita Diet”) and Anna Akana (“You Get Me”).
The film will mark the feature-length directorial debut for filmmaker Luke Snellin, who has directed episodes of the TV series “Wanderlust” and “The A Word,” as well as the BAFTA-nominated short “Mixtape.”
“Finding Dory” scribe Victoria Strouse is the latest screenwriter on the project.
Dylan Clark, the producer for Netflix’s late-2018 hit “Bird Box” as well as the “Planet of the Apes” series, will produce “Let it Snow” with his company Dylan Clark Productions. Alexa Faigen, who served as executive producer on “Bird Box” will also produce.
Executive producers for the film, which is expected to begin filming in early 2019, include executive VP of Dylan Clark Productions Beau Bauman and Brendan Ferguson.
Moore is repped by CAA and manager Three Six Zero Group. Shipka is represented by CAA, Anonymous Content and Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern. Cusack is repped by WME and Moner is repped by CAA and attorneys Peikoff/Mahan.