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Boy, girl cast in ‘Boy Girl’

Zegers, Armstrong to topline Hurran-helmed laffer

Kevin Zegers and Samaire Armstrong are toplining “It’s a Boy Girl Thing,” an American high school comedy being produced by Elton John and David Furnish’s Rocket Pictures and Prospero Pictures. Nick Hurran (“Little Black Book”) is directing.

Sharon Osbourne (MTV’s “The Osbournes”), Maury Chaykin (“Being Julia”) and Mpho Koaho (“Get Rich or Die Tryin’ “) also star.

Pic just began shooting in Toronto and will move to the U.K. in November.

Icon Entertainment has the pic’s worldwide rights.

“It’s a Boy Girl Thing,” written by Geoff Deane (“Kinky Boots”), is a hijinks romantic comedy about next-door neighbors who live worlds apart. Woody Deane (Zegers) and Nell Bedworth (Armstrong) are lifelong sworn enemies, who wake up one day to find themselves in a very strange place: each other’s bodies. In their switched identities, each sets out to destroy the other’s high school reputation.

Rocket’s Furnish and Steve Hamilton-Shaw are producing with Prospero’s Martin Katz. John and Wendy Grean are exec producing.

Zegers stars in the Weinstein Co.’s upcoming pic “Transamerica,” starring Felicity Huffman. Pic preemed at the Tribeca Film Festival this year. Thesp has also just finished production on Revolution’s comedy “Zoom” with Tim Allen.

Armstrong, who plays Ari Gold’s former assistant Emily on HBO’s “Entourage,” recently wrapped “Stay Alive,” a horror pic produced by Spyglass and Endgame Entertainments.

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