Emily VanCamp, Dan Byrd and Adam Goldberg have joined the indie coming-of-age drama Norman.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Byrd plays the title character, a darkly comic teen who deals with his problems by pretending to be dying of cancer. The lie complicates relationships between him and his new high school girlfriend (VanCamp) and between him and his teacher (Goldberg).

Jonathan Segal is directing the feature, which is shooting in Spokane, Wash.