Murray, Friend, Dennings Shoot “Renee”

Kat Dennings (“Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist,” “Thor”) will star in the upcoming drama “Renee” which has just begun production in Florida reports The Orlando Sentinel.

The story, described as a blend of “gritty reality and fantasy”, follows troubled young woman Renee Yohe whose issues with self-esteem, substance abuse and self-injury (“cutting”) began the “To Write Love On Her Arms” movement which aims to turn teens away from self-harming behaviours.

Dennings will portray the lead who attempts to climb out of the hole she’s made for herself. Chad Michael Murray is also on board to play the cofounder of the movement, while Rupert Friend and Corbin Bleu also stars. Several musicians are also said to perform onscreen.

Nathan Frankowski (“Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed”) will helm from a script he co-wrote with Kate King Lynch. Shooting wraps late next month.