EXCLUSIVE: Coming Through The Rye star Alex Wolff has booked a pair of roles — one on the big screen and one on the small (unless it’s an anachronism to refer to TV as “the small screen” in the smartphone era).
First up, the actor has signed on for the indie comedy Dude. Written and to be directed by Olivia Milch, Dude stars Lucy Hale, Kathryn Prescott, Alexandra Shipp, and rapper/actress Nora “Awkwafina” Lum as four best girlfriends in the last two weeks of their senior year of high school. Wolff is playing Noah, described as a tall, hunky, male counterpart to Hale’s character, who has a thing for her but can’t get her to pay attention to him. Jerry MacKinnon and Austin Butler also have been cast. Shooting begins at the end of the month in Los Angeles, with Heather Rae, Langley Perer, Jimmy Miller, Andrew Duncan and Jen Isaacson producing.
Wolff has also joined the cast of HBO’s upcoming Divorce, starring Sarah Jessica Parker in her first major television role since Sex And The City ended more than a decade ago. It focuses on Frances (Parker), a woman who abruptly begins to reassess her life and marriage, discovering along the way that making a clean break is harder than she thought. Wollf will play the teenage son of one of Frances’ close friends, played by Talia Balsam. The show is written by Irish writer-actress Sharon Horgan, who will executive produce along with Paul Simms and Aaron Kaplan of Kapital Entertainment. Parker and Alison Benson will also executive produce through Parker’s Pretty Matches Prods.
Wolff also has a key role as the Miller daughter’s boyfriend in next year’s sequel My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2. He’s repped by CAA and Untitled Entertainment.