“Jawbreaker” helmer Darren Stein is onboard to direct indie project “G.B.F.” (Gay Best Friend), penned by tyro scribe George Northy.
Producing are Richard Bever (“Against the Current”) and Stephen Israel (“I Do,” “Swimming With Sharks”). Jennifer Levine (“Delirious”) exec produces. Project is shooting in Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley and Pasadena/Glendale.
Cast includes Megan Mullally, Natasha Lyonne, Rebecca Gayheart, Jonathan Silverman and Horatio Sanz. Young talent includes Paul Iacono (“Hard Times of RJ Berger”), Michael J. Willet (“United States of Tara”), Andrea Bowen (“Desperate Housewives”), Sasha Pieterse (“Pretty Little Liars”), Xosha Roquemore (“Precious”) and singer-actress Joanna “JoJo” Levesque.
Story centers on the social warfare that erupts when two gay high school boys realize they must become GBFs to the most popular girls in school to improve their social status.
Stein and Northy are both repped by Untitled Entertainment. Stein is also repped by Paradigm and Dern, Offer, Webber and Sloan while Northy is also represented by Sloss Law Office.