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The Good Place’s Marc Evan Jackson will co-star alongside Stranger Things duo Mason Mecartea and Sparrow Nicole in coming-of-age comedy Popular Theory.
According to Variety, this one has already wrapped production, with Cheryl Hines (The Flight Attendant), Sophia Reid-Gantzert (Once Upon a Time), Lincoln Lambert (Nope), Chloe East (The Fabelmans), Melissa Ponzio (Teen Wolf) and Eugenie Bondurant (The Conjuring) completing the cast.
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Popular Theory centres on Reid-Gantzert’s 12-year-old genius Erwin, who’s completely out of place as the youngest kid in her school.
„She’s faced with only one problem she can’t solve: social isolation. With fellow outcast and chemistry guru Winston [Lambert], the pair team up to invent a chemical that will change the high school hierarchy forever,“ teased a synopsis.
Ali Scher co-writes and directs, with Two Independent Eyes Productions‘ Christian Hall, Errol Sadler, Camilo Diaz and Aidan Guthrie serving as producers.
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„We all instantly connected with this smart and fun story, with a charming young female hero at its centre, and know that audiences around the world will too,“ shared Blue Fox Entertainment owner James Huntsman in a statement.
Now working on editing the film, Scher went on to comment: „Part of the joy of being a filmmaker is creating a world that reflects how you’d like it to be — and I want a world where genuine connection is more important than superficial popularity.
„I want a world where women and girls are appreciated for their intelligence rather than their looks. Popular Theory explores this world through a girl who uses her brilliant mind to find genuine connection.“
Popular Theory will hit the big screen in 2023.