MGM’s upcoming musical remake of the 1983 romantic comedy Valley Girl has filled out its cast with Deadline revealing that Chloe Bennet (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Logan Paul (The Space Between Us), Jessie Ennis (Better Call Saul) and Ashleigh Murray (Riverdale) have joined the previously announced leads Jessica Rothe (La La Land) and Josh Whitehouse (Alleycats).
The new film is being directed by Rachel Goldenberg (A Deadly Adoption) and follows Julie (Rothe), a sweet-natured San Fernando Valley girl whose world and values are rocked when she falls hard for Randy (Whitehouse), a punk rocker from Hollywood.
Bennet will play Karen, “a Queen bee Valley girl who’s obsessed with status and overcompensates for her lack of charisma by ruling the school with an iron fist, with Paul as Mickey, “a preppy, popular, tennis star and Julie’s boyfriend.” Ennis is portraying Stacey, “Julie’s loyal best friend since childhood who dresses and talks like a Valley Girl, but is an anxious straight A-student who feels insecure in the popular crowd” and Murray has been cast as Loryn, “a high-energy, spacey and boy-crazy popular girl”.
Production on Valley Girl is slated to get underway in Los Angeles this May.