Paul Rust In Love With Hayden

Paul Rust will star alongside Hayden Panettiere in the Fox Atomic teen comedy “I Love You, Beth Cooper” says Variety.

The story follows the adventures of a geeky high school valedictorian (Rust) who decides he has nothing to lose by making a play for the popular cheerleader (Panettiere) and declares his love for her during his graduation speech.

Jack Carpenter, Lauren Storm and Lauren London also star. “Simpsons” scribe Larry Doyle adapted the screenplay from his own novel.

Chris Columbus will direct the film, and shooting is scheduled to start next month in Vancouver.