Robbie Amell hasn’t been unemployed long following the cancelation of his CW show, “Tomorrow People.” Amell is the latest addition to high school movie “The DUFF.”
He will play Wesley a slick but charming jock who Bianca (Mae Whitman) enlists in her quest to find herself and overthrow the school’s evil queen Madison (Bella Thorne), who had just named her their group’s DUFF aka “designated ugly fat friend.”
Before his central role on “Tomorrow People,” Amell also starred on MTV’s “Zach Stone Is Going to Be Famous,” NBC’s “1600 Penn,” and a recurring role on ABC’s “Revenge,” among other credits.
His film credits include “Struck by Lightning” and “Anatomy of the Tide.”
Ari Sandel is directing “The DUFF” from a script by Josh A. Cagan, who adapted the novel by Kody Keplinger.
McG and Mary Viola are producing for Wonderland Sound and Vision along with Vast Entertainment’s Lane Shefter Bishop as executive producer. Bishop brought the book to Wonderland. CBS Films boarded the project in 2011, and its executives Mark Ross and Alex Ginno will oversee the project on behalf of the studio.
Production is expected to start this summer in Atlanta.
WME, InVision and legal firm Felker Toczek Gellman Suddleson represent Amell.