Young star takes male lead.

Miles Teller (‘Project X,’ ‘Footloose,’ ‘Rabbit Hole’) has been cast alongside Shailene Woodley (‘The Descendants’) in the long-in-development ‘The Spectacular Now,’ reports Deadline.

Penned by Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber (‘500 Days of Summer’) the coming-of-age dramatic comedy sees Teller playing Sutter Keely, a popular a high school senior who lives only for the moment. As a project, he begins to date social outcast Aimee Finicky, a girl trying to plan for the future. Sutter soon realizes that he has the power to permanently impact someone’s life.

The film is based on Tim Tharp’s awarding winning novel of the same name and will be directed by the James Ponsoldt (‘Smashed’).