The story is set in 1989 in suburban Maryland and follows Ellie Roma, a precocious teenager who dreams of becoming a writer but must cope with her chaotic, self-destructive mother Susanna and a volatile metal-head sister, Gwen. When Ellie falls in love with her older neighbor, aspiring singer Leo, she gets caught up in the allure of the freedom his lifestyle represents and must make a decision that will change her life forever.
Chow will start production on the film this summer with the premiere set for 2017. Amy Green, Chantal Kreviazuk, and Raine Maida of ARC49 Entertainment are producing while Epic Pictures Group will be handling international sales rights and UTA Independent Film Group handling domestic.
Maida and Kreviazuk are Canadian musicians and will create the film’s ’80s-inspired soundtrack with BT, a Grammy-nominated artist and composer who is also handling the score.
Chow previously write and directed The High Cost Of Living, and episodes of Mr. Robot, Fear The Walking Dead, and Reign.
Love is best known in the music world but also received a Golden Globe-nomination of The People Vs. Larry Flynt. She has appeared in Sid and Nancy, Man On The Moon, Sons Of Anarchy, and Empire.
King burst on the scene as the classic character Ramona in Ramona and Beezus. She has also starred in White House Down, Wish You Were Here, and will next be seen in Independence Day: Resurgence.