Emma Roberts is in final negotiations to play the female lead in BILLIONAIRE BOYS CLUB opposite Ansel Elgort, Taron Egerton, and Kevin Spacey. The film is based on the true story of two young men who start a social club in Los Angeles in the 1980s .
Elgort will take on financial genius Joe Hunt while Egerton will hit the court as tennis pro Dean Karny. The film follows the true story of the rise and fall of two outsiders, whose investment pool propelled them into the upper echelons of Los Angeles in the early 1980s. Hunt later turned to murder to raise funds after their Ponzi scheme collapsed, and was convicted in 1987 with Karny as the state’s witness at the trial.
Roberts would play Sidney, Elgort’s love interest. Spacey recently joined the cast and is set to play Ron Levin, the high-roller murdered by Hunt murdered.
Roberts currently stars in the Fox series Scream Queens and is set to return FX’s American Horror Story.
Roberts is repped by CAA and Sweeney Entertainment.
Emily J | Staff Writer