Olivia Wilde’s Directorial Debut BOOKSMART Casts Its Leads

‘Lady Bird’ breakout Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever (‘Men, Women & Children, ‘Short Term 12’) have scored the lead roles in ‘Booksmart,’ a coming-of-age comedy that will mark the directorial of ‘Drinking Buddies’ and ‘TRON: Legacy’ star Olivia Wilde.

Per Variety, the story follows Dever and Feldstein’s characters, two academic superstars and best friends who, on the eve of their high school graduation, suddenly realize that they should have worked less and played more. Determined never to fall short of their peers, the girls set out on a mission to cram four years of fun into one night.

Wilde will direct from a script by Emily Halpern and Sarah Haskins, with initial revisions by Susanna Fogel, and current revisions by Katie Silberman.

Producers on the comedy include Megan Ellison, Chelsea Barnard and David Distenfeld of Annapurna Pictures and Jessica Elbaum, Will Ferrell, and Adam McKay via Gloria Sanchez, the female-centric counterpart of Gary Sanchez Productions.