The coming-of-age drama based on Joy Nicholson’s debut YA novel, THE TRIBES OF PALOS VERDES, has tapped True Blood alum Stephen Moyer to star opposite Jennifer Garner. Emmett Malloy and Brendan Malloy are directing from Karen Croner’s script.
Set in the titular affluent Los Angeles suburb, The Tribes Of Palos Verdes centers on two teenagers who move to the beach community with their parents as their mother teeters on the brink of a nervous breakdown and their father becomes a surgeon to the stars. Garner plays the mom and Moyer the dad. Maika Monroe is set as their daughter, Medina, who turns to surfing as an escape, and Cody Fern plays their son Jim. Elisabeth Rohm, Goran Visnjic, Milo Gibson, Noah Silver, Joely Fisher and Stevie Lynn Jones have also joined the cast. Shooting is set to begin right away.
The YA adaptation was the first pickup for The Firm after Robbie Brenner came on board to run the company’s film operations. The Firm’s Jeff Kwatinetz and Kevin McKeon executive producing. Brenner and scribe Croner are producing.
Since wrapping the seven season run of HBO’s True Blood, Moyer has starred in FX’s The Bastard Executioner and NatGeo’s Killing Jesus. He was most recently seen in Concussion opposite Will Smith.
Katia Juanita | Staff Writer