EXCLUSIVE: Sam Hayes is set to direct the forthcoming indie feature Pools which will star Odessa Adlon (Fam), Michael Vlamis (CW’s Roswell, New Mexico) and Tyler Alvarez (American Vandal). Jamie Dolan will produce alongside Adonis Tountas.
The feature, which Hayes also wrote, follows Kennedy (Adlon), who is stuck at summer school after flunking her sophomore year of college. Considering its summer, she rallies a ragtag crew for a pool-hopping adventure through the estates of Bel-Air. But as the secrets spill, a wild night of fun becomes a cathartic journey of self-discovery.
Adlon recently starred in the CBS series Fam opposite Nina Dobrev. She also had a recurring role on Nashville. Vlamis stars in Roswell, New Mexico, which was renewed for a second season while Alvarez is set to recur in Hulu’s forthcoming revival of Veronica Mars. The eight-episode limited series is scheduled to premiere on July 26.
The Dolan-produced feature Ladyworld which also starred Adlon alongside Maya Hawke (Stranger Things), Annalise Basso (Captain Fantastic), Ryan Simpkins (Brigsby Bear) and Ariela Barer (Marvel’s Runaways) made its world premiere at Fantastic Fest in Austin and was acquired by Cleopatra Entertainment. The film will have a theatrical release on August 2 which will be followed by a VOD and DVD release on August 27.
Adlon is repped by Buchwald and managed by Royle Dice. Vlamis is repped by CAA and Grandview. Alvarez is repped by Buchwald. Hayes is managed by Bash Naran at Writ Large.