Starring Bella Thorne (The Duff) and Patrick Schwarzenegger (Grown Ups 2), the film, which is currently in production, centers on 17-year-old Katie Price (Thorne) who’s been sheltered since childhood with a life-threatening sensitivity to sunlight. Katie’s world opens up after dark, when she ventures out to the local train station to play her guitar for travelers. One night, she meets Charlie (Schwarzenegger), an ex-high school all-star athlete, whom she has secretly admired for years. She hides her condition from him and the two begin a uniquely powerful romance.
Step Up Revolution helmer Speer directs from a screenplay by Eric Kirsten, with John Rickard, Zack Schiller, and Jen Gatien producing. David Boies, James McGough, Alan Ou, Hiroki Shirota and Speer are executive producing. Devin Andre is co-producing. Mister Smith will introduce the project to buyers at AFM next week in Los Angeles.