Kyle Chandler (Super 8), Bob Odenkirk (Mr. Show), Andre Royo (Red Tails) and Mary Elizabeth Winstead (The Thing) have become the latest additions to the cast of James Ponsoldt‘s indie comedy drama The Spectacular Now.
Written by 500 Days of Summer scribes Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber the film already stars Shailene Woodley, Miles Teller and Brie Larson, while Kaitlyn Dever, Masam Holden and Dayo Okeniyi are set to round out the cast.
The coming-of-age dramatic comedy is based on Tim Tharp’s award-winning novel, and the story centers on Stutter (Teller), a live-life-in-the-moment high school senior, who attempts to save Aimee (Woodley) from being a social outcast; Chandler, Winstead and Royo will play Teller’s dad, sister and teacher, while Odenkirk will play his boss.
Production is currently under way in Athens, Georgia, and comes to theaters sometimes in 2013.
Here’s the novel’s description:
Sutter Keely. He’s the guy you want at your party. He’ll get everyone dancing. He’ll get everyone in your parents’ pool. Okay, so he’s not exactly a shining academic star. He has no plans for college and will probably end up folding men’s shirts for a living. But there are plenty of ladies in town, and with the help of Dean Martin and Seagram’s V.O., life’s pretty fabuloso, actually.
Until the morning he wakes up on a random front lawn, and he meets Aimee. Aimee’s clueless. Aimee is a social disaster. Aimee needs help, and it’s up to the Sutterman to show Aimee a splendiferous time and then let her go forth and prosper. But Aimee’s not like other girls, and before long he’s in way over his head. For the first time in his life, he has the power to make a difference in someone else’s life—or ruin it forever.