Bella Thorne to Star in Social Media Heist Thriller Southland

Bella Thorne to Star in Social Media Heist Thriller Southland

Highland Film Group announced today that Bella Thorne (Assassination Nation, Famous in Love) has signed on to star in writer/director Joshua Caldwell’s Southland.

The film is described as follows: “Living in a small Florida town and working at a diner was never Arielle’s (Thorne) dream life. She’s always wanted more. Fame. Popularity. Admiration. When she falls for a recently-paroled young criminal named Dean, she drags him back into a life of danger, learning that posting their criminal exploits on social media is an easy way to viral fame. Obsessed with their rising number of followers, they embark on a dangerous adventure together that leads to robbery, cop chases and even murder. Heading to Hollywood, the City of Stars, they will realize what it takes to become famous and have to decide if this dangerous lifestyle is really worth it.”

Principal photography will commence this spring.

Colin Bates and Michael Jefferson of Lucidity Entertainment are producing alongside Thor Bradwell and Scott Levenson. Garrett Clayton, Katie Leary, Bennett Litwin and Adam Litwin will serve as executive producers.

Highland Film Group will handle worldwide sales, which commence in Berlin this week.

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