Halston Sage, Nick Thune and Kaily Westbrook are starring in the dramatic comedy “People You May Know,” Variety has learned exclusively.
The film is written and directed by Sherwin Shilati (“Neil & John In: The Key”) from his script, co-written by Michael Mohan (“Save the Date”).
Producers are Shelley Stevens and Red Ladders Entertainment. Once Upon a Time Productions executive produced with YayBig Productions and Bella Donna Productions as associate producers.
Nick Rutherford (“The Kings of Summer”), Gillian Alexy (“McLeod’s Daughters”), Carly Chaikin (“Mr. Robot”) and Ian Harding (“Pretty Little Liars”) co-star in the film.
Thune plays a 30-something introvert who, after abstaining from social media his adult life, is convinced that he doesn’t exist if he’s not online. When filling out his profiles, he realizes the life he can fake is much more interesting than the one he actually leads.
“Of all the incredible things social media has brought us, it’s beginning to serve as a major source of our self-worth,” said Shilati. “Our goal with this film is to bring to light some of the ways we subconsciously use social media to value ourselves in a thoughtful and entertaining way.”
Principal photography just wrapped on “People You May Know.” CAA is handling North American sales.
Thune stars in the upcoming “Dave Made a Maze.” Sage’s credits include “Goosebumps” and “Paper Towns.”
Thune is represented by CAA and 3 Arts Entertainment. Sage is represented by CAA and Roar. Westbrook is represented by Brillstein Entertainment. Shilati is represented by UTA and BenderSpink.