Lucas Cruikshank and Jaime King have signed on to star in Emo Boy for Vanguard Films, according to Variety.

The live-action adaptation of the graphic novels created by Stephen Emond and published by SLG Comics will revolve around the travails of the melodramatic title hero, a high schooler who believes he has "emo powers." (For the uninitiated, emo refers to exceptionally sensitive young people.)

Emond wrote the screenplay, and Kyle Newman is attached to direct. Vanguard's John H. Williams and Robert Moreland are producing.

Cruikshank will play Emo Boy, and King will play Mrs. Hutcherson, a teacher and "emo sympathizer." A panel about the property is set for Saturday at Comic-Con.

No production date has been set.