Kian Lawley, who first gained fame for his YouTube videos, is building up his feature film resume, one credit at a time. The 20-year-old social media celebrity is one of five actors who have been added to the cast of Before I Fall, an upcoming feature film produced by multi-channel network AwesomenessTV‘s AwesomenessFilms division.
Before I Fall, which will play out as sort of a morbid, high school version of Groundhog Day, will follow a teenager (Zoey Deutch) who must relive the last day of her life over and over again. It is based on a young adult novel written by Lauren Oliver, and its script, written Maria Maggenti, earned a spot on the 2011 Black List, which noted the year’s best unproduced screenplays. In addition to Lawley, other actors joining the film’s cast including Halston Sage, Logan Miller Diego Boneta, and Elena Kampouris.
AwesomenessTV announced Before I Fall in September; the film is one of the first projects from AwesomenessFilms, the network’s in-house film studio. Another one of AwesomenessFilms’ upcoming productions, Shovel Buddies (which features its own Black List screenplay), will also star Lawley. Previously, he also took the lead in The Chosen, a feature film produced by Terror Films and Supergravity Pictures. Finally, his membership within YouTube supergroup Our2ndLife was cataloged in a recent documentary called #O2LForever.
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An exact release date for Before I Fall hasn’t been announced yet, but the film is expected to enter production in November.