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Werkheiser lands lead in ‘Brake’

Thesp set for low-budget Televisa pic

Devon Werkheiser, who starred in Nickelodeon’s hit series “Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide,” has landed the lead in a new, low-budget Televisa pic titled “I Brake For Gringos.”

Fernando Lebrija will direct from a script he co-wrote with Miguel Tejada-Flores. Lebrija will also produce with Willie Kutner and Leonardo Zimbron, while Harris Tulchin will exec produce.

Werkheiser will play Logan Hoagland, a not-too-popular high school senior who becomes a victim of his own raging hormones when he heads off to Puerto Vallarta for a wild and unforgettable spring break adventure. Production is skedded to start April 23 in Puerto Vallarta.

Werkheiser began acting at age 10, when he was cast as Mel Gibson’s son in Randall Wallace’s “We Were Soldiers.” He went on to star in Nickelodeon’s telepic “Shredderman Rules,” which also featured an original song by the young thesp. Werkheiser recently co-starred in “Beneath the Darkness” alongside Dennis Quaid and Aimee Teegarden, and he just wrapped a pair of indie pics — “The Wicked” and “Leashed.”

Werkheiser is repped by APA, Curtis Talent Management and Coast to Coast Talent Group.

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