Voltage Pictures Boards International Sales On Y.A. Romance “Words On Bathroom Walls” Starring Charlie Plummer
Voltage Pictures has launched international sales on director Thor Freudenthalâs (Carnival Row, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Diary of a Wimpy Kid) upcoming YA romance Words on Bathroom Walls, starring Charlie Plummer (âLooking for Alaskaâ, All the Money in the World), Andy Garcia (Oceanâs Eleven, The Godfather Part III) and AnnaSophia Robb (âLittle Fires Everywhereâ, âThe Actâ), it was announced today by President and COO Jonathan Deckter.
Nick Naveda (Say You Will, Judi) adapted the script from Julia Waltonâs novel of the same name, which won both the ALA-YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Book Award and the ILA Young Adultsâ Book Award.
Freudenthal also produces with Mickey Liddell and Pete Shilaimon. Executive producers are Jennifer Monroe, Scott Holroyd, Alison Semenza King, Michael Glassman, and Kick the Habit Productionsâ Alexander Pall, Andrew Taggart, Adam Alpert, and Dan Marcus. The film marks the first original score by The Chainsmokers who worked with composer Andrew Hollander. Roadside Attractions is distributing in the US on August 7, 2020.
Words on Bathroom Walls tells the story of Adam (Charlie Plummer), who appears to be your typical young adult â a little unkempt with raging hormones and excited about a future pursuing his dream of becoming a chef. Expelled halfway through his senior year, Adam is diagnosed with a mental illness that he keeps a secret at his new school. Living in constant fear of being exposed, Adam finds a soulful, comforting connection in Maya (Taylor Russell), an outspoken and fiercely intelligent girl who inspires him to open his heart and not be defined by his condition. With the love and support of his newfound romance and his family, Adam is hopeful for the very first time that he can see the light and triumph over the challenges that lie ahead.
âWeâre thrilled our friends at LD Entertainment have brought us on to represent the adaptation of this much-loved novel,â said Deckter. âThe YA demographic is one we and our international partners know inside-out, and we look forward to replicating our past successes in this market on Words on Bathroom Walls.â