Earlier this year it was announced that YouTube is developing a TV adaptation of the 2016 film The Edge of Seventeen, and now comes word from The Hollywood Reporter that the project has found its leads.
Isabelle Fuhrman (The Hunger Games) is set to take on the lead role of Mira, a new take on the character of Nadine played by Hailee Steinfeld in the movie, while Liana Liberato (Light as a Feather) has been cast as Mira’s best friend Lou.
Mira is described as “a whip-smart underachiever trying to survive high school until the moment she can escape her hometown and loving, but messy, family. Socially, she’s a floater, along with her best friend Lou. A clique of two. But when things start to shift in their friendship, Mira will have to search her world for other connections to help her endure her seemingly endless adolescence.”
The description for Lou meanwhile describes the character as ” smart, dry, introverted and way overachieving. Her family is religious, but lately Lou is having trouble reconciling her faith with her impulses. Still, while her older brother is rebelling, she feels pressure to be the “good kid.” Her only rebellion to date is being friends with the fun and impulsive Mira, who brings out a darker, funnier side of her that no one else knows.”
The pilot for The Edge of Seventeen is being written and directed by Annabel Oakes (Transparent), while the film’s writer-director Kelly Fremon Craig is on board as executive producer. Filming is set to begin in January in Los Angeles.