- THE FIRST TIME 101
Victoria Justice, the young star of Zoey 101, has joined the cast of The First Time and is set to take on role of the female lead.
The film will be written and directed by Jonathan Kasdan (In the Land of Women).
The First Time is a teen romance that focuses on a relationship between male (Dylan O'Brien) and female (Britt Robertson) high school students.
"It's really just two large parts -- a boy and a girl," Kasdan said about the lead roles late last year, "They meet, and it's the first throes of their relationship... Before it gets bad, like they all inevitably do."
Justice, will play O'Brien's character's dream girl, marking her second major big screen role after the upcoming Halloween comedy Fun Size.
Adam Sevani (Step Up 3D) will also star in this film and is planned to shoot shortly in Los Angeles.
- THE SWAN STARE INTO 127 HOURS
James Franco (Spiderman, 127 Hours) and Winona Ryder (Black Swan) are set to star in The Stare. The film, to be directed by Jay Anania will represent the first film from the newly launched Waterstone Entertainment.
Ryder will star as a playwright who begins to lose track of reality during a mounting production with Franco appearing as one of the actors.
Anania most recently directed Shadows and Lies, which also starred Franco.
Ryder recently appeared in the similarly themed Black Swan last year as well as in this year's Ron Howard dark comedy, The Dilemma. She is next scheduled to provide a voice for Tim Burton's stop motion project Frankenweenie.
Franco, meanwhile, is set to appear in Rise of the Planet of the Apes this summer and will soon reteam with director Sam Raimi (Spiderman - Trilogy) for Oz, the Great and Powerful.