Twilight star Ashley Greene and Hung star Thomas Jane are in negotiations to join Miley Cyrus and Demi Moore in LOL, Mandate's English-language remake of Lisa Azuelos' French comedy. Also joining the cast are Ashley Hinshaw and George Finn, says The Hollywood Reporter.
Azuelos is directing the new film produced by Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher.
The story centers on a teenage girl who is dumped by her more sexually experienced boyfriend while her divorcee mother struggles to move on with her life. Greene will play a high school bad girl, and Jane will be Cyrus' father.
Douglas Booth has already been cast as Cyrus' love interest.
Shooting begins July 20 in Detroit.
"Starting a film in July with Miley called LOL. Remake with the same director." DEMI MOORE confirms she has signed up to play MILEY CYRUS' mother in an American version of 2009 French hit L.O.L. Laughing Out Loud. Original filmmaker Lisa Azuelos will write and direct the Hollywood re-do, about a teenager and her divorced mum as they attempt to get on with their lives after break-ups.
The two actresses are the frontrunners to recreate roles played by Sophie Marceau and Christa Theret in the Lisa Azuelos film.
Azuelos will write and direct the Hollywood re-do, according to Daily Variety.
The film follows the exploits of a teenager and her divorced mum as they attempt to get on with their lives after break-ups.
Miley Cyrus and Demi Moore are circling the English-language remake of French hit LOL (Laughing Out Loud). Variety reports that the film's original director, Lisa Azuelos, is set to write and direct the remake on which Mandate Intl. is handling international sales.
Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher, of Double Feature Films, are producers. Romaine Le Grand and Nathan Kahane are exec producers.
The film tells the story of a 15-year-old girl who, dumped by her more sexually experienced boyfriend, sets her sights on his best friend. At the same time, her 40-year-old divorcee mother is struggling to move on with her life. The fraught relationship between mother and daughter provides the film with its narrative backbone, along with the younger generation's obsession with instant messaging.
The French version was the second-highest-grossing local film released in France last year. Pathe handled the French release in which Sophie Marceau and Christa Theret starred as the bickering mother and daughter.
Azeulos has a strong track record in France. Her last film, Comme T'y Es Belle, was a sleeper hit locally, selling over one million tickets in 2006. Wild Bunch handled that film.