Lucas Till, Aimee Teegarden and Kevin Zegers prepare for “The Curse of Downer’s Grove”

January 30, 2013 | Posted By In Casting | 1565 Views

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A trio of young rising actors, Lucas Till, Aimee Teegarden and Kevin Zegers, have joined Derek Martini‘s indie thriller “The Curse of Downer’s Grove“, reports Variety.

Based on Michael Hornburg’s novel of the same name, Till will take the lead role as a high school senior who begins to get paranoid over an apparent curse that takes the life of one student every year at the school. Martini co-wrote the script with Bret Easton Ellis and the film will begin production in Los Angeles this February.

Till is currently one of several young male stars in Hollywood vying for the lead role in the adaptation of Veronica Roth’s dystopian novel “Divergent” starring Shailene Woodley and recently wrapped shooting on the spy drama “Paranoia” with Liam Hemsworth.

Since filming on critically acclaimed TV show “Friday Night Lights” ended, Teegarden has been slow in making a name for herself in Hollywood, taking a role early last year “Life At These Speeds” with Douglas Booth and Love and Honor, also starring Hemsworth.

Canadian actor Zegers will next be seen on the big screen in the anticipated adaptation of another YA novel, “The Mortal Instruments: The City of Bones” with Lily Collins and Jamie Campbell-Bower and wrapped indie film “All The Wrong Reasons” last year.


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