Austin Abrams has landed the lead role in “Chemical Hearts,” which “Riverdale” star Lili Reinhart is starring in and executive producing at Amazon Studios, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.
Abrams, who is a young actor known for roles in “The Walking Dead” and for the upcoming HBO drama “Euphoria,” will play the lead part of 17-year-old Henry Page in the film, which is based on the novel “Our Chemical Hearts” by Krystal Sutherland. Richard Tanne is writing and directing the film. Here’s the synopsis:
17-year-old Henry Page (Abrams) has never been in love. He fancies himself a romantic, but the once in a lifetime kind of love that he’s been hoping for just hasn’t been in the cards for him–at least not yet. Instead, he’s been happy to focus all of his attention on finally becoming the editor of his high school newspaper. Then, on the first day of senior year, he meets transfer student Grace Town (Reinhart) and knows everything’s about to change.
“Chemical Hearts” is currently shooting in New Jersey. The film is an Amazon Original produced for Amazon Prime Video. The producers are Page Fifty-Four’s Alex Saks and Tanne, and the film is executive produced by Jamin O’Brien and Reinhart.
Among Abrams’s other film roles include “Paper Towns” and “Brad’s Status,” and he’ll be seen later this summer in “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.” He’ll also be seen in the HBO series “Euphoria” opposite Zendaya and in Nat Wolff’s directorial debut “Youngest.”
Abrams is represented by WME and Industry Entertainment.
Deadline first reported the news of Abrams’s casting.