DEADLINE – EXCLUSIVE: Maika Monroe, who starred in the Sundance 2015 horror pic It Follows, will star opposite Timothee Chalamet (Interstellar) and Alex Roe (The 5th Wave) in Imperative Entertainment’s Hot Summer Nights, the coming-of-age drama pic set in 1991 Cape Cod. This is the 2013 Blacklist script from Elijah Bynum about a teenager whose life spirals out of control when he befriends the town rebel, falls in love, and gets entangled in a drug ring all during one hot, stormy summer.
Bynum is making his directorial debut on the pic, which is targeting an August production start. Imperative’s Bradley Thomas and Dan Friedkin are producing, and Peter Farrelly and Casey Mott are executive producing.
Imperative has been busy: The group formed last year by Friedkin, Thomas, Zak Kadison and Tim Kring are producing NBC’s upcoming series Heroes Reborn and on the film side is financing and producing the adaptation of E. Lockhart’s bestselling YA novel We Were Liars. They just set set Nicholl Fellowship winner Stephanie Shannon to adapt.
Monroe and Roe are repped by WME and Luber Roklin. Chalamet is repped by UTA and attorney Lev Ginsburg.