Bella Thorne Is Ready To Take On ‘The DUFF’ — Get The Details On Her New Movie Role!

With Blended arriving in theatres on May 23, Amityville currently filming, and a few other movies in the pipeline, Bella Thorne has fearlessly begun making her transition from the small screen to the silver screen — and she isn’t stopping there!

The Wrap reports she’s nearing a deal to star in CBS Films’ teen comedy The DUFF opposite Parenthood‘s Mae Whitman. The film will be directed by Ari Sandel with a script by Josh A. Cagan, who adapted the 2010 young adult novel of the same title by Kody Keplinger, and is currently scheduled to shoot this summer in Atlanta, Georgia.

According to The Wrap’s exclusive, the film’s story follows “Bianca (Whitman), a high school senior whose world is turned upside down when she discovers she’s been labeled her social group’s DUFF (designated ugly fat friend), a sidekick of sorts to her prettier, more popular friends. She becomes determined to reinvent herself, enlisting her fellow DUFFs in a scheme to overthrow Madison, the school’s evil queen.”

Bella is in negotiations to play queen bee Madison, “who will do everything in her power to keep Bianca in her place as a DUFF.”

Bella took to Twitter today (May 1), to comment on the film, saying: “this story has a VERY positive message.” She even added a smiley face — we’re glad to see Bella’s as excited about this new project as we are!

What do you think of this role for Bella?

Kat McNamara’s Excited For ‘Happyland’ Shoot

kat mcnamaraYesterday (March 27th) was the official start date of the filming of MTV’s Happyland. Kat McNamara, one of the stars of the series, is very excited about being part of it, posting an adorable first day selfie. She says in her tweet:

Happyland is a teen comedy about a popular theme park and the ones who reside working there. Basically, the story centers around a teenage girl who works as a greeter alongside her mother who plays a fairy tale princess at the park. In this fantasy world, she has to navigate through the reality of growing up and falling in love.

The show stars Bianca Santos, Zulay Henao, Kat McNamara, Shane Harper, Cameron Moulene and more. Happyland is set to premiere sometime this year, keep checking back to find out when this awesome new show will be coming your way!

 

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