Thesp books female lead in high-school romp
EXCLUSIVE: Dakota Johnson has been keeping busy since playing a Stanford student who sleeps with Justin Timberlake’s character in “The Social Network,” most recently booking the female lead in Lionsgate’s “Gay Dude.”Chris Nelson is directing with Nicholas Braun, Hunter Cope and Dreama Walker also set to star. Story follows two guys who pact to lose their virginity before prom, only to have one of them come out of the closet. Alan Yang is penning the script. Lionsgate had no comment on the casting. Laurence Mark and David Blackman are producing for Laurence Mark Prods., while Jai Stefan is also producing. Besides “Gay Dude,” Johnson has recently lensed Sony’s “21 Jump Street,” Universal’s “Five-Year Engagement” and the indie “Goats.” She is repped by WME and Untitled.