EXCLUSIVE: Blake Jenner is joining Hailee Steinfeld in STX Entertainment’s untitled coming-of-age drama formerly called Besties. From producer James L. Brooks first time writer-director Kelly Fremon, the film is a wry coming-of-age comedy about Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld) and Krista, inseparable best friends attempting to navigate high school together…until Nadine discovers her older brother and Krista have been secretly dating behind her back. They soon realize that there is a fine line between best friends and worst enemies.
Jenner will play the older brother, a popular and handsome soccer player who is the exact opposite of Nadine. Despite the differences between the siblings, Jenner’s character is described as the one keeping the family together amid the turmoil. Woody Harrelson, Kyra Sedgwick and Hayden Szeto also star. Fremon, Jim Brooks and Julie Ansell are producing.
Jenner is known for his run on Fox’s Glee and will soon be seen in the films Within and Billy Boy. He also stars in Everybody Wants Some, the Richard Linklater pic that Paramount will release on April 15, 2016. Jenner is repped by CAA and Atlas Artists.