Earlier this year, SLG Publishing's "Street Angel" spun off a short adaptation. Now, the indie publisher's title "Emo Boy" has been announced as the basis for a new movie starring Lucas Cruikshank of the YouTube series "Fred" and Gabriel Macht's "The Spirit" costar Jaime King. Cruikshank will take on the title role for the film about a an overly dramatic high school kid who believes he has "emo powers."
"Emo Boy" creator Stephen Emond wrote the screenplay for the film, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Kyle Newman of "Fanboys" will direct the movie for Vanguard Films and producers John H. Williams and Robert Moreland.
Cruikshank, who this year cashed his Internet fame in for a guest spot on an episode of Nickelodeon's "iCarly," will make his feature film debut in the role. King will play Cruikshank's teacher, Mrs. Hutcherson, who in the story appears as an "emo sympathizer."
An Vanguard-sponsored "Emo Boy" panel is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. PST Saturday at San Diego's Comic-Con, with Newman slated to appear. Cruikshank and King aren't listed, but with a timely announcement like this, surprise appearances could be a possibility.
Cruikshank might do just as well to YouTube in his appearance, since his already has well over a million subscribers to his channel.
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