A beloved e book collection is coming to the small display screen — and two of our favourite Netflix stars are set to guide!
Joey King and Chase Stokes will star within the Netflix film adaptation of “Uglies,” primarily based on the younger grownup science-fiction collection by Scott Westerfeld.
Netflix confirmed the casting to TODAY, and shared the thrilling information on social media. Different newly introduced forged members embrace Brianne Tju and Keith Powers.
King’s involvement within the manufacturing had already been introduced, however the casting of Stokes, Tju and Powers was solely revealed on Tuesday.
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King additionally serves as an government producer on the movie. In keeping with Deadline, King herself urged that Netflix develop the movie.
“Uglies” takes place in a dystopian world the place a obligatory operation at 16 makes everybody “fairly” by conforming to an excellent normal of magnificence — however not everybody needs to endure the process.
Stokes and King have each already appeared in common Netflix productions. King was the star of “The Kissing Sales space” movie collection, whereas Stokes has performed the lead position within the drama collection “Outer Banks” for the final two seasons.
Followers shortly took to social media to specific their pleasure concerning the casting.
Many on social media have been delighted to see the favored collection getting a brand new life on display screen.
Whereas Netflix has not confirmed which characters the actors will play, some on-line are speculating that King will play heroine Tally Youngblood.
There was additionally loads of pleasure for Powers, who just lately appeared in “The Tomorrow Battle” alongside Chris Pratt, and Tju, who stars in Amazon Prime’s new collection “I Know What You Did Final Summer time.”
Up to now, a launch date for the film has not been introduced. Netflix has additionally not mentioned what number of movies there will probably be: Westerfeld’s collection spanned 4 books revealed between 2005 and 2007.
The screenplay adaptation will probably be written by “Gray’s Anatomy” showrunner Krista Vernoff. The creator will be a part of Jamie King and John Fox will be a part of King as government producers for the movie. The film will probably be directed by Joseph McGinty Nichol, recognized professionally as McG, who helmed hits like “Charlie’s Angels” and “The Duff.”