Joel Schumacher has signed on to direct the movie based on the Nick McDonell novel, which takes place during the Christmas holidays, and involves teen sex, violence, and drugs.
The plot centers around White Mike, an Upper East sider and private school dropout who now sells drugs to New York's richest and most spoiled kids. Everything changes when White’s cousin is brutally murdered on an East Harlem playground and his best friend is arrested for the crime.
This film sounds like it’ll be a major vehicle to bring both Chace and Emma’s careers right where they want them to be. It seems they’re both a little tired of the teeny bopper stuff, and ready to move on to the more edgy, teenage angst type films. We’re assuming Chace plays Mike White, so it’ll be interesting to see if he’ll be able to carry the movie. Wonder where 50 plays into the mix?
Production begins April 20 in New York.