Lili Reinhart to star and exec-produce Amazon’s Chemical Hearts
James R | On 18, Jun 2019
Riverdale‘s Lili Reinhart will star in and executive produce Chemical Hearts for Amazon Studios.
Based on the novel Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland the coming-of-age and romance drama will be released as an Amazon Original film on Amazon Prime Video
It follows 17-year-old Henry Page, who has never been in love. He fancies himself a romantic, but the once in a lifetime kind of love that he’s been hoping for just hasn’t been in the cards for him—at least not yet. Instead, he’s been happy to focus all of his attention on finally becoming the editor of his high school newspaper. Then, on the first day of senior year, he meets transfer student Grace Town (Reinhart) and knows everything’s about to change.
Euphoria and The Americans actor Austin Abrams will join Reinhart on screen as Page, reports Deadline. Reinhaart, winner of multiple Teen Choice awards for her role as Betty Cooper in The CW’s Riverdale, gains her first EP credit with the project. The producers are Page Fifty-Four’s Alex Saks (The Florida Project, Book Club) and Tanne, while Reinhart will be joined as EP by Jamin O’Brien (Eighth Grade). The film is being written and directed by Richard Tanne.
“We are thrilled to work with this talented team to bring to life a beautiful story of first love and heartbreak,” said Julie Rapaport, Co-Head of Movies at Amazon Studios, in a statement. “Krystal Sutherland’s novel captured the hearts of readers around the world, and we are excited to bring this film to our global Prime Video customers.”