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Lily Collins, Kristen Bell join ‘Writers’

Stephen King will also make cameo in Josh Boone feature

Lily Collins, Kristen Bell, Logan Lerman, Nat Wolff, Liana Liberato, Rusty Joiner and Patrick Schwarzenegger have joined the cast of Josh Boone’s directorial debut “Writers,” which will also feature a cameo by author Stephen King as himself.

Judy Cairo of Informant Media is producing the indie pic, which starts production next week in North Carolina.

Greg Kinnear stars as a famous novelist obsessed with his ex-wife, who will be played by Jennifer Connelly. Collins co-stars as their collegiate daughter who’s pursued by a fellow writing student (Lerman). Wolff will play Collins’ young brother, who’s in love with Liberato’s character. Bell will play Kinnear’s friend with benefits who tries to help him get over his ex-wife.

The dramedy, penned by Boone, interweaves the stories of the family members and their love interests over the course of one tumultuous year.

Informant’s Michael A. Simpson and Eric Brenner will exec produce with Myles Nestel and Lisa Wilson of The Solution Entertainment Group, which is also handling international sales. CAA is handling U.S. rights for the film, which is produced in association with MICA Entertainment.

Collins next stars as Snow White in Relativity Media’s “Mirror Mirror.” Lerman will soon be seen in Summit’s coming-of-age drama “The Perks of Being a Wallflower.” Wolff, who starred in the popular Nickelodeon series “The Naked Brothers Band,” co-stars in Bruce Beresford’s “Peace, Love, & Misunderstanding.” Liberato will soon be seen opposite Aaron Eckhart in Informant’s upcoming action-thriller “The Expatriate.” Bell, who currently stars on Showtime’s “House of Lies,” next appears in Relativity’s omnibus comedy “Movie 43.”

CAA reps Collins, Bell, Lerman, Liberato and Wolff, who’s managed by Untitled Entertainment. Lerman is managed by Lisa Lerman Management, while Bell is managed by Brookside Artist Management. King is repped by Paradigm. Schwarzenegger is repped by Management 360.

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