Selena Gomez will lead indie coming of age comedy “Parental Guidance Suggested”, according to THR, and will be joined by fellow teen TV stars Nat Wolff and Austin Stowell.
Based on the novel “While I’m Dead…Feed the Dog” by musician Ric Browde, Wolff plays Ric Thibault, a teenager in the 1970s, who goes on a rock n’ roll journey involving “narcoleptic nuns, nymphomaniacs, the Mafia, a huckster televangelist, dying Latin teachers, corrupt school administrators, inept policemen, unscrupulous lawyers, buffoon reporters, half — witted rock and roll musicians, transsexual record company presidents, drug addicted disc jockeys, greedy family members and the lovely Nina Pennington”, played by Gomez. Stowell plays her overbearing boyfriend. Tim Garrick adapted the screenplay and will direct the film in Los Angeles.
Gomez rose to fame on Disney Channel series “Wizards of Waverly Place” and last appeared on the big screen in “Monto Carlo.” She heads to Venice next month as part of Harmony Korine’s “Spring Breakers” opposite James Franco and Vanessa Hudgens. Wolff’s rise to stardom is similar as one of Nickelodeon’s “The Naked Brothers Band”, and he too is headed for the festival circuit in family drama “Writers” with Lily Collins and Logan Lerman, premiering at Toronto in September. Stowell, who recurs on ABC Family’s “The Secret Life of the American Teenager” opposite Shailene Woodley, recently completed Vietnam War drama “Love and Honor” opposite Liam Hemsworth and Teresa Palmer.