Liam James ("2012," "Fred Claus," TV's "The Killing") has scored the coveted lead role in the coming-of-age indie "The Way, Way Back" says Variety.
"The Descendants" scribes Jim Rash and Nat Faxon make their directorial debut on the film about a teenager who struggles to find himself as he comes to terms with his unattentive mother (Toni Collette) and cheating stepfather (Steve Carell) during summer vacation.
He finds acceptance at a local waterpark where he secretly works during the week, and garners the confidence to stand up to his step-dad while healing his relationship with his mom.
Sam Rockwell and Allison Janney are set to co-star. Shooting kicks off this Summer in Massachusetts.