Odessa Young, the breakout young star of The Daughter and Looking for Grace, is in final negotiations to play the female lead in When The Street Lights Go On, Hulu’s drama pilot adapted from the Black List feature script by writers Chris Hutton and Eddie O’Keefe. The project hails from Paramount Television and Anonymous Content.
In the vein of Stand By Me, When The Street Lights Go On is a coming-of-age thriller about a sleepy, suburban town that is rocked by the brutal murder of a high school girl and her teacher in the summer of 1983.
Young will play 15-year old Becky Monroe, an elusive teenage wallflower forced to come of age amid the shocking aftermath of her sister’s tragic murder.
Hutton and O’Keefe’s When the Street Lights Go On screenplay ranked second on the 2011 Black List behind The Imitation Game. A few months later, Anonymous Content came on board to produce the feature with documentary helmer Brett Morgen (The Kid Stays In The Picture) set to direct. Morgan is still attached and will direct the pilot. He, Hutton and O’Keefe executive produce alongside Anonymous Content’s Chad Hamilton, Tariq Merhab, Michael Sugar and Steve Golin.