The ensemble cast has been set for Mandate Pictures' coming-of-age comedy LOL. Writer/Director Lisa Azuelos returns with an American version of her 2008 French box office hit LOL (Laughing Out Loud). Miley Cyrus (Hannah Montana, The Last Song) and Demi Moore (A Few Good Men, Ghost) star in the film which recently began principal photography on location in Michigan, Chicago and Paris. Joining the fresh faced cast are Ashley Greene (Twilight franchise, upcoming The Apparition), Douglas Booth (Worried About the Boy, From Time to Time), Adam G. Sevani (Step Up 3D, Step Up 2 the Streets), George Finn (The CW's 90210, "CBS's How I Met Your Mother, CBS's Cold Case), Ashley Hinshaw (Fringe, Gossip Girl), and newcomers Lina Esco (London, CSI: NY) and Tanz Watson. Golden Globe nominated actor Thomas Jane (Hung, The Punisher), Jay Hernandez (Lakeview Terrace, World Trade Center), the legendary Marlo Thomas (That Girl, Growing Up Laughing), Austin Nichols (Glory Road, One Tree Hill), Gina Gershon (P.S. I Love You), Fisher Stevens (Awake), and Nora Dunn (It's Complicated, Pineapple Express) round out the ensemble.
Academy Award-nominated producers Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher of Double Feature Films and Tish Cyrus (The Last Song) will produce. Mandate President Nathan Kahane, Lisa Azuelos, and Romain Le Grand will executive produce. Double Feature Films' Taylor Latham, Mandate's Nicole Brown and Jim Powers will serve as co-producers.
In a world connected by YouTube, iTunes and Facebook, Lola (Cyrus) and her friends navigate the peer pressures of high school romance and friendship while dodging their sometimes overbearing and confused parents. When Lola's mom, Anne (Moore), "accidentally" reads her teenage daughter's racy journal, she realizes just how wide their communication gap has grown. Through hilarious and heartfelt moments between mother and daughter, LOL is an authentic coming-of-age story for the way we live now.
Lola's high school inner-circle includes Kyle (Booth) - Lola's BFF, whom she realizes is her love interest; Lola's two best friends Janice (Esco) and Emily (Hinshaw); Max (Sevani) - a nerd that Emily secretly hooks up with; Lola's ex-boyfriend and Kyle's best friend Chad (Finn); Lloyd (Watson) who is part of their crew; and Ashley (Greene) - the sexy girl who has set her sights on Kyle, much to Lola's dismay. Thomas Jane plays Alan, Anne's ex-husband and Lola's father. Jay Hernandez plays James, a dangerously cute, good-natured cop dating Anne who is able to offer a little perspective on her teenage daughter. Austin Nichols plays Mr. Ross, the heartthrob math teacher, who all the girls have a crush on. Marlo Thomas plays Gran, Anne's sophisticated mother whose relaxed demeanor allows her to be the easy-going bystander when it comes to watching Anne raising children of her own. Gina Gershon and Fisher Stevens play Anne's closest friends and confidants and Nora Dunn plays Emily's mom.