Pretty Little Liars star Lucy Hale is in talks to take a leading role in Dude, a comedy written and to be directed by Olivia Milch that begins shooting at month’s end in Los Angeles. The pic is a comedy about four best girlfriends in the last two weeks of their senior year of high school. It’s about dealing with the first real losses in life — leaving your best friends, your first encounter with death, and the loss of time. It is about that odd mixture of grief and nostalgia experienced by young people as they try to understand these losses. It is also about getting stoned with your friends in your car while listening to hip-hop.
Hale will play Lily, a popular high school senior bound for NYU in the fall who knows she is good-looking and flaunts it accordingly. Very assertive and a control freak, Lily struggles to delegate even the smallest prom-related responsibilities. The glue of the group, she values her best friends over everything else – even more than her beloved bong.
Heather Rae, Langley Perer, Jimmy Miller, Andrew Duncan and Jen Isaacson are producing.
Hale plays Aria Montgomery on ABC Family/Freeform’s Pretty Little Liars, which resumes the second half of its sixth season January 12. She is repped by WME and Reel Talent Management.
ICM Partners is repping worldwide rights on the film.