Amanda Bynes has signed on for a two-picture deal with Screen Gems, first to co-star in the Will Gluck-directed comedy Easy A, and a yet-to-be-developed star vehicle for her second.
According to Variety, Screen Gems president Clint Culpepper said that Bynes, who gained fame as star of Nickelodeon's The Amanda Show, has been on his radar for some time.
"She's one of the few who can make that graceful transition from kid to adult star because she has such strong comic chops," Culpepper said.
Scripted by playwright Bert V. Royal, Easy A stars Emma Stone as a high school student who is victimized by a false rumor that she lost her virginity, until she exploits the rumor mill for her own benefit and becomes wildly popular. Bynes has signed on to play a puritanical high school queen bee. Zanne Devine and Gluck are producing.
No production dates have been set.