NEW YORK — Jason Biggs will star alongside Christina Ricci in “Prozac Nation,” the Erik Skjoldejaerg-directed adaptation of the Elizabeth Wurtzel book which begins filming May 15.
Ricci stars in and co-produces the film, portraying Wurtzel in the story of a troubled young woman suffering from depression as she makes her way through Harvard and the journalism world. Biggs will play her boyfriend.
Biggs, who followed “American Pie” with a starring role in the Amy Heckerling-directed comedy “Loser” for Columbia, just inked a $2 million deal with Col to topline “Saving Silverman” for director Dennis Dugan.
He’ll earn far less for the modestly budgeted “Nation,” and his “Prozac” schedule will be factored into the shooting sked of “Silverman.”
“Nation” is being financed by Millenium Films and Cinerenta, produced by Galt Niederhoffer and Brad Weston, with a script by Niederhoffer, Alex Orlovsky and Larry Gross.
Biggs is repped by Talent Ent. Group (formerly More/Medavoy) and Innovative Artists.