Golden Globe nominee Katherine Langford adds another YA-related Film with the Sci-Fi Dark Comedy SPONTANEOUS.
13 Reasons Why star Katherine Langford is on a roll. She was just recently nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in the Netflix drama, which is based off Jay Asher’s YA novel of the same name. She’ll also be co-starring with Nick Robinson in the LGBT-friendly movie Love, Simon, which is based off Becky Albertalli’s YA novel, Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. And now Deadline just released the news that Langford has signed on to play the lead in, you guessed it, another YA novel adaptation titled Spontaneous.
Spontaneous is a rather quirky story by Aaron Starmer, about a group of high school seniors in a New Jersey suburb that, for some odd reason, are spontaneously combusting. Langford will play Mara Carlyle, one of those seniors who’s either waiting impending doom while preparing for graduation with her similarly anxious friends.
Awesomeness Films, who produced the movie adaptation of Before I Fall, will be producing Sponteneous with Nicki Cortese at Jurassic Party Productions.
You can see Langford next in Love, Simon which comes out in theaters March 16, 2018, as well as in the second season of 13 Reasons Why on Netflix.
Here’s the book overview:
Mara Carlyle’s senior year is going as normally as could be expected, until—wa-bam!—fellow senior Katelyn Ogden explodes during third period pre-calc.
Katelyn is the first, but she won’t be the last teenager to blow up without warning or explanation. As the seniors continue to pop like balloons and the national eye turns to Mara’s suburban New Jersey hometown, the FBI rolls in and the search for a reason is on.
Whip-smart and blunt, Mara narrates the end of their world as she knows it while trying to make it to graduation in one piece. It’s an explosive year punctuated by romance, quarantine, lifelong friendship, hallucinogenic mushrooms, bloggers, ice cream trucks, “Snooze Button™,” Bon Jovi, and the filthiest language you’ve ever heard from the President of the United States.
Aaron Starmer rewrites the rulebook with Spontaneous. But beneath the outrageous is a ridiculously funny, super honest, and truly moving exemplar of the absurd and raw truths of being a teenager in the 21st century . . . and the heartache of saying goodbye.
There is no release date at this time, but we’ll keep you posted.