EXCLUSIVE: Ansel Elgort is set to star in Jonathan, a fast-mobilizing independent film. It will be directed by Bill Oliver (Guilt), who wrote the script with Peter Nickowitz. Randy Manis and Ricky Tollman are producing and Neal Dodson is exec producing. Elgort, who broke through in The Fault in Our Stars and next stars in Billionaire Boys Club and Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver, will play both male lead roles here.
The film tells the story of Jonathan, a successful architect who lives a normal life dictated by a strict routine. Jonathan’s twin brother John, on the other hand, sleeps all day and spends the night secretly socializing. When Jonathan discovers that John has a secret girlfriend, Elena, he forces John to end things and then starts a new relationship Elena out of curiosity and jealousy. John ultimately catches wind of the affair, which puts his relationship with his brother at serious risk and forces Jonathan to seek the help of Dr. Mina Nariman, the brothers’ controlling doctor. The film begins shooting next month in New York.
Elgort, who has also been circling Dungeons & Dragons at Warner Bros, is repped by Brookside Artist Management, CAA and attorney Kevin Yorn.
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