EXCLUSIVE: Musician and up-and-coming thesp Tyson Ritter is cozying up to Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette for friendship comedy/drama Miss You Already. The All-American Rejects frontman and Parenthood actor is joining the shoot this weekend in London and will play the young love interest to one of the ladies.

Barrymore and Collette star as Milly and Jess, best friends who have shared everything since they were kids. Now, Milly has a high-flying job and lives in a beautiful townhouse with husband Kit (Dominic Cooper) and their two kids. Jess is a town planner and she and her boyfriend Jago (Paddy Considine) live on a bohemian houseboat on a London canal. Their friendship is tested when Jess struggles to have a baby and Milly finds out she has breast cancer. Jacqueline Bisset also stars as Milly’s mother.

Ritter says he’s “thrilled and humbled to be a part of this compelling project. To work with such exquisite talent behind and in front of the camera is an aspiring actor’s dream.” He’s got a recurring role on NBC’s Parenthood and has feature credits that include The House Bunny and Love And Mercy. He was due to play Gregg Allman in Midnight Rider before the film was halted after the tragic death of camera assistant Sarah Jones.

Catherine Hardwicke is directing Miss You Already from a screenplay by British writer and actor Morwenna Banks. Producers are Christopher Simon and Felix Vossen of Embargo Films. Executive producers are Morwenna Banks, Catherine Hardwicke, Samantha Horley, James Norrie, Barnaby Southcombe, Nicki Hattingh, Anne Sheehan, Sheryl Crown, Lisa Lambert, Celine Rattray and Trudie Styler. Horley’s The Salt Company is handling international sales and co-repping domestic with CAA. UK rights have already gone to eOne.

Ritter is repped by CAA.