WEETZIE BAT Casts Anya Taylor-Joy, Sasha Lane & Nick Robinson


Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch), Sasha Lane (American Honey) and Nick Robinson (Love, Simon) are set to star in book to film adaption Weetzie Bat.

Weetzie Bat is a 1989 novel written by Francesca Lia Block and will be adapted for the screen by Justin Kelly who will direct. Theodore Pellerin (Boy Erased) and Keiynan Lonsdale (The Flash) also star.

Weetzie (Taylor-Joy) is an ethereal pixie living in 1980s Los Angeles, where she grew up the child of an alcoholic starlet mother and a junkie screenwriter father. She teams up with her Mohawked best friend Dirk (Pellerin) to find love, leading her to mysterious trenchcoat-wearing filmmaker Max (Robinson) and platinum-haired surfer Duck (Lonsdale).

But when their bliss is threatened by deaths, breakups and Max’s witchy and bitter ex-girlfriend Vixanne (Lane), Weetzie must take off her pink harlequin sunglasses in order to confront life’s darkness and find happiness in a city known as much for the glamour of fame and fortune as the darkness of cults and crime.

SOURCE: Deadline.com