MGM adds Justice Smith and Lucas Jade Zumann in major roles for EVERY DAY Adaptation, along with additional cast.
It was announced that more actors have been confirmed to join Angourie Rice in the movie adaptation of David Levithan’s Every Day, including Justice Smith and Lucas Jade Zumann, who will play Justin and Nathan respectively.
Every Day is about a traveling spirit named A, who wakes up in a different body every 24 hours. When A inhabits the body of a boy named Justin, he finds a strong connection to Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon, which sets A off on a course as to how to get “them” to stay with Rhiannon.
Justice Smith, who some may recall co-starred in another YA adaptation, Paper Towns, will play Justin, Rhiannon’s boyfriend. The real Justin and Rhiannon are going through problems in their relationship and is tends to be verbally abusive.
Smith has also starred in The Get Down and will be in the upcoming sequel Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
Lucas Jade Zumann will play Nathan, a very religious boy whose body A inhabits after inhabiting Justin’s body.
Zumann can currently be seen in the Netflix series Anne with an E, a re-imagined adaptation of the classic Anne of Green Gables. He also was in the dramedy 20th Century Women and the horror film Sinister 2.
Debby Ryan will play Rhiannon’s older sister Jolene.
Ryan is known for Disney’s Jessie and You Tube Red’s Sing It!
Maria Bello will play Rhannon and Jolene’s mother Lindsay.
Bello is also no stranger to YA adaptations, as she was The 5th Wave. She can also been seen on the Amazon original series Goliath.
Jacob Batalon is set to play James, an “intimidating teen.”
You can currently see Batalon in Spider-Man: Homecoming, which hit theaters this past Friday. In it, he plays Peter Parker’s classmate and best friend Ned Leeds, and is also set to reprise his role for the Spider-Man sequel.
Jesse Andrews, who scripted the adaptation for Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl, will be writing the screenplay, while The Vow director Michael Sucsy takes the helm.