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Chemical Hearts Casts Euphoria’s Austin Abrams in Lead Role


Euphoria‘s Austin Abrams has been cast in the lead role in the upcoming film Chemical Hearts, according to Deadline. The film stars Riverdale‘s Lili Reinhart, who is also executive producing.

Chemical Hearts was written and will be directed by Richard Tanne. It’s based on the novel Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland. The film, currently in production in New Jersey, is produced by Alex Sacks for Page Fifty-Four and Tanne, with Jamin O’Brien executiving producing with Reinhart.

The Amazon description for the book reads: “Henry Page has never been in love. He fancies himself a hopeless romantic, but the slo-mo, heart palpitating, can’t-eat-can’t-sleep kind of love that he’s been hoping for just hasn’t been in the cards for him – at least not yet. Instead he’s been happy to focus on his grades, on getting into a semi-decent college, and on finally becoming editor of his school newspaper. Then Grace Town walks into his first period class on the third Tuesday of senior year, and he knows everything’s about to change.

“Grace isn’t whom Henry pictured as his dream girl – she walks with a cane, wears oversized boys’ clothes, and rarely seems to shower. But when Grace and Henry are both chosen to edit the school paper, he quickly finds himself falling for her. It’s obvious there’s something broken about Grace, but it seems to make her even more beautiful to Henry, and he wants nothing more than to help her put the pieces back together again. And yet this isn’t your average story of boy meets girl.”

Abrams has also appeared in Paper Towns, and will play the role of Tommy in Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.

Are you guys excited to see Austin Abrams in Chemical Hearts? Let us know in the comments.

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Jenna Busch
Jenna Busch has written and spoken about movies, TV, video games and comics all over the Internet for over a decade, co-hosted a series with Stan Lee, appeared on multiple episodes of Tabletop, written comic books and is a contributing author and assistant editor for the PsychGeeks book series including Star Wars Psychology. She founded the site Legion of Leia and hosts the Legion podcast.