Justice Smith and Brigette Lundy-Paine to star in A24’s I Saw the TV Glow – The Hollywood Reporter
Justice Smith and Brigette Lundy-Paine stare into the light.
The actors play in I saw the TV shinea horror feature from A24 and Fruit Tree, the Emma Stone-run banner.
Jane Schoenbrun wrote the screenplay and is directing the project which wrapped production a week ago and is now in place.
There’s a strong musical contingent in the production with indie rock artist Lindsey Jordan (Snail Mail), musician-director Fred Durst, Haley Dahl’s Sloppy Jane (featuring Phoebe Bridgers) and King Woman also on the call.
The Connecting Line sees two teenage outcasts, played by Smith and Lundy-Paine, who bond over their shared love for a scary TV show. However, the line between television and reality begins to blur after being mysteriously canceled.
Helena Howard, who starred in The Savages after breaking into Madeline from Madelineand Danielle Deadwyler (The more they fall) also star in the production, which has a cast that includes Amber Benson, Ian Foreman, Michael Maronna, Conner O’Malley, Emma Portner and Danny Tamberelli.
Stone and Fruit Tree partners Dave McCary and Ali Herting are producing alongside Sarah Winshall with Smudge Films and Sam Intili.
A24 finances and manages outings worldwide.
Smith was one of the stars of Universal’s hit this summer, Jurassic World Dominion, which has grossed over $984 million worldwide. His next big screen outing will be opposite Chris Pine and Hugh Grant in Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Thieves.
Lundy-Paine was one of the stars of the well-regarded comedy drama, Atypical, airing for four seasons on Netflix. The actor also appeared alongside Margot Robbie in the 2019 Oscar-nominated drama, Bomb.
Smith is replaced by WME and the Kohl Group while Lundy-Paine is replaced by Gersh.
Howard is replaced by CAA and Brooksdie Artist Management and Deadwyler by Paradigm and Play Management.