AnnaSophia Robb is set to co-star opposite Charlie Plummer (All the Money in the World) and Taylor Russell (Lost in Space) in the Thor Freudenthal-directed film adaptation of Words On Bathroom Walls, based on Julia Walton’s debut novel. Plummer plays Adam, a high schooler living with paranoid schizophrenia and battling wild hallucinations. Luckily, an experimental drug trial promises to help hide his illness from his peers and most importantly from Maya, the girl of his dreams. Robb will play Rebecca, one of the main characters in Adam’s hallucinations who acts as a conduit for the feelings that he cannot express. Nick Naveda wrote the screenplay which LD Entertainment financing and Mickey Liddell and Pete Shilaimon are producing. Robb, whose upcoming projects include the supernatural drama, Down A Dark Hall for Lionsgate, Freakshow, produced by Drew Barrymore’s Flower Films, and the PBS Civil War mini-series Mercy Street, is repped by CAA and Untitled Entertainment.
Actor Richie Stephens (Blue Bloods, Criminal Minds) has been cast in the female-centered WWII spy drama titled Miss Atkins’ Army, which will star Stana Katic, Sarah Megan Thomas, and Radhika Apte. Lydia Dean Pilcher is directing the pic, which is based on the real-life spies in Winston Churchill’s “secret army.” It follows British intelligence officer Vera Atkins (Katic) and two of the women she sends to France as spies, Virginia Hall (Thomas) and Noor Inayat Khan (Apte). Stephens will play Training Officer John in the film, which Thomas wrote and will produce with Pilcher. Filming is slated to being in the spring. Stephens is repped by SMS, The Green Room, and Revolution Talent in London.