EXCLUSIVE: Max Burkholder has been set as the lead in the Hulu pilot When The Street Lights Go On. The project is adapted from the Black List feature script by writers Chris Hutton and Eddie O’Keefe. Production is scheduled to begin in mid-April in Atlanta.
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.
As revealed exclusively by Deadline, Odessa Young also is onboard as Becky Monroe, an elusive teenage wallflower forced to come of age amid the shocking aftermath of her sister’s murder. Hutton and O’Keefe’s screenplay for When the Street Lights Go On 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 set to direct. Morgan will direct the pilot. He, Hutton and O’Keefe exec produce alongside Anonymous Content’s Chad Hamilton, Tariq Merhab, Michael Sugar and Steve Golin.
Burkholder is best known for playing the role of Max Braverman on Parenthood on NBC. He is repped by Principato Young Entertainment and Paradigm.