Mad Men‘s Kiernan Shipka has been joined by Meg Ryan and Moonrise Kingdom‘s Kara Hayward in Fan Girl, about a 15-year-old post-Millennial teen who lives for making movies and idolizing her favorite band. Given only a few days to complete a final film project, she comes up with an idea that could bring her two passions together.
Pop punk band All Time Low lends its music to the Fan Girl soundtrack and will also appear as themselves. Scott Adsit (30 Rock, Big Hero 6), Joshua Boone, and Bill Sage (We Are What We Are) also star. Paul Jarrett is making his directorial debut with the semi-autobiographical film scripted by Gina O’Brien, whose own Sundance entry Once More With Feeling was produced by Jarrett. Jarrett, Nick Huston, and Adam Spielberg in association with Rosetta Films, Filament Productions and Literally Films are producing. O’Brien and Jonathan Gray are exec producers.
Shipka starred earlier this year in Lifetime’s highly rated Flowers in the Attic telefilm. She’s repped by CAA. Ryan’s been quiet on the film front since In The Land of Women, The Women, and Serious Moonlight; she most recently appeared on Showtime’s Web Therapy. She’s repped by ICM and Authentic Talent and Literary Management. Hayward’s got Quitters opposite Kieran Culkin and The Sisterhood of Night for helmer Caryn Waechter upcoming, and is repped by ICM and Wishlab. Adsit is repped by APA. All Time Low are clients of PMM and WME.