Since “Friday Night Lights” left the air in 2011, actress Aimee Teegarden has slowly been making a name for herself in Hollywood, taking on roles in Scream 4, Prom and 60s war drama AWOL – which will hit theaters this year and also stars Liam Hemsworth and Teresa Palmer.
Up next for the young actress though is a role alongside fast rising Brit actor Douglas Booth in the adaptation of Life at These Speeds, which Booth joined earlier this year.
Mark Novak has adapted the novel, by Jeremy Jackson, for the big screen, which stars Booth as a rural teenager who, after losing his best friends in a tragic accident, turns his survivor’s guilt into a running addiciton, and in the process becomes a world-class distance runner. Teegarden is set to play “his hometown soul mate”, and also joining the cast as “an over-achiever who struggles to break through [Booth’s] grief and defenses” is Annasophia Robb who was last seen in Soul Surfer and will next be heard voicing a lead character in animated film Khumba.
“This is a wonderful teen story about first romances and the passion for sports in rural America,” Teegarden told Variety. “I love that it has such an unexpected, yet emotionally satisfying, ending.” Director Leif Tilden told Variety that “AnnaSophia and Aimee are both such special young artists … I’m thrilled they want to help tell this story.”