Thomas McDonell Gets “Spectacular Now”

Thomas McDonell (“Prom,” “Forbidden Kingdom”) been cast in the role of Sutter Kelly in “The Spectacular Now” reports Variety.

Based on the novel by Tim Tharp, the story follows Sutter, a high school senior living large with a beautiful girlfriend and an endless supply of whiskey. His girlfriend wants him to do something that he can’t quite remember, but he doesn’t worry about it when he can live in the now?

Lee Toland Krieger (The Vicious Kind) directs from a screenplay by Scott Neustadter and Michael Weber (“500 Days of Summer”). Shawn Levy will produce.