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‘Project X’ actor joins ‘Fun Size’

Thomas Mann to star opposite Victoria Justice in Josh Schwartz pic

Exclusive:Project X” thesp Thomas Mann is in final negotiations to star opposite Victoria Justice in Josh Schwartz’s “Fun Size.”

Mann will play Roosevelt, the star of his school’s debate team who is in love with Justice’s character, Wren. The son of two gay women, he’s terrified of breaking the rules, but decides to throw caution to the wind and help Wren out when she needs him to help find her younger brother on Halloween.

Schwartz is making his feature helming debut on “Fun Size,” and producing the Max Werner-scripted Paramount pic with his Fake Empire partner Stephanie Savage, as well as Bard Dorros, David Kanter and Michael Beugg.

Paramount had no comment on the casting.

Additionally, Mann is in final negotiations to join James Marsden and Claire Danes in the indie “As Cool As I Am.”

Max Mayer is directing from a script by Virginia Korus Spragg, based on the novel by Pete Fromm.

Story follows a 16-year old Montana girl with a turbulent home life. Danes and Marsden are playing the parents, while Mann will play her best friend who comes to fall in love with her.

Anthony Mastromauro, Judd Payne and Matt Williams are producing the pic, which is scheduled to start production next month in New Mexico.

Mann’s scheduling is still being worked out to allow him to do both projects. Thesp was recently seen in Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden’s “It’s Kind of a Funny Story.” He’s currently filming Paramount’s “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters,” and next stars in Nima Nourizadeh’s “Project X,” the Todd Phillips-produced teen comedy that Warner Bros. will release Nov. 23.

Mann is repped by Innovative Artists and KLWG Entertainment.

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