Tao Ruspoli (“Fix”) has been set to direct indie coming-of-age comedy “Bad Apples,” set in the social world of overprivileged L.A. teens.
Sriram Das of Das Films is producing from a script by tyro scribes Wendy Kush and Dylan Meyer, daughter of writer-director Nicholas Meyer.
“Bad Apples” centers on the social hierarchy in an exclusive L.A. prep school that’s thrown into chaos when a popular junior fakes a drug habit in order to get sent to rehab — where she develops a real one.
Ruspoli’s “Fix,” starring spouse Olivia Wilde, played film festivals including Slamdance and Santa Barbara, and his film “Being in the World” recently drew documentary kudos at the Vail Film Festival. Ruspoli is also attached to direct “The Cassidy Experience,” with Jonathan Shestack producing.
Meyer is currently adapting Jennifer Belle’s novel “Going Down” for Das Films. Kush is a performer in the sketch comedy group Your Mom Naked.
Das Films, along with GreeneStreet Films and Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, is producing an adaptation of Craig Clevenger’s “The Contortionist’s Handbook,” with Channing Tatum starring. Das is also producing a film based on Kurt Anderson’s “Turn of the Century”; Peter Bogdanovich is writing and directing.