Annapurna Pictures announced today that principal photography on BOOKSMART has begun in Los Angeles. The film is directed by Olivia Wilde and stars Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever. Jessica Williams, Jason Sudeikis, Lisa Kudrow, Will Forte and Mike O’Brien have also joined the ensemble cast comprised of rising new talent, including Molly Gordon, Billie Lourd, Skyler Gisondo, Noah Galvin, Diana Silvers, Mason Gooding, Victoria Ruesga, Austin Crute, Eduardo Franco and Nico Hiraga.
Megan Ellison, David Distenfeld and Chelsea Barnard are producing for Annapurna, and Jessica Elbaum, Adam McKay and Will Ferrell are executive producing for Gloria Sanchez.
The story follows Dever and Feldstein’s characters, two academic superstars and best friends who, on the eve of their high school graduation, suddenly realize that they should have worked less and played more. Determined never to fall short of their peers, the girls set out on a mission to cram four years of fun into one night.