“Split” actress Ana Taylor-Joy, “American Honey” breakout Sasha Lane and “Love, Simon” pair Nick Robinson and Keiynan Lonsdale are all set to star in the film adaptation of Francesca Lia Block’s cult favorite 1980s novel “Weetzie Bat”.
Set in 1980s Los Angeles, Taylor-Joy plays Weetzie, a young woman who grew up the child of an alcoholic starlet mother and a junkie screenwriter father. She teams up with her Mohawked best friend Dirk (Theodore Pellerin) to find love, leading her to mysterious trenchcoat-wearing filmmaker Max (Robinson) and platinum-haired surfer Duck (Lonsdale).
But when their bliss is threatened by deaths, breakups and Max’s bitter ex-girlfriend Vixanne (Lane), Weetzie must confront life’s darkness. Block is adapting the script while Justin Kelly is directing and producing alongside Thor Bradwell and Joshua Thurston.