Brittany Snow (“Prom Night,” “John Tucker Must Die”) is in final negotiations to headline the “Gossip Girl” spin-off series says The Hollywood Reporter.
The prequel will chronicle the wild teen years of Lily van der Woodsen (Kelly Rutherford) in Los Angeles during the 1980s.
Snow will play her younger incarnation Lily Rhodes who has a falling-out with her parents. She’s soon forced to move in with her sister, Carol (Krysten Ritter), the black sheep of the family.
Overnight, Lily has to transition from a life of luxury and education at a wealthy Montecito boarding school to living deep in the San Fernando Valley she once made fun of and going to public school. C
aught between two worlds, Lily dives into the fast-paced Sunset Strip and the Hollywood lifestyle of the ’80s, journeying over the hill to a world of wealth and excess that used to be her own.
Shilo Fernandez (“Jericho”) also stars as Owen, a hot Valley punk guy with a caustic wit. The backdoor pilot for the spin-off airs May 11th as a “Gossip” episode.