Start of production begins this week on the comedy, Kids in America, Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment announced today. The film, starring Topher Grace as recent college graduate Matt Franklin, follows Matt, his twin sister and his best friend during their misadventures at a raucous Labor Day party in 1988. Kids in America will be lensed in Phoenix, Arizona.

Co-starring in the film are Anna Faris as Matt's sister, Wendy; Tony Award-winning actor Dan Fogler as his hapless best friend, Barry Nathan; and Australian actress Teresa Palmer as the girl of Matt's dreams, Tori Frederking.

Co-writer Michael Dowse directs Kids in America from a screenplay by writing partners Jeff Filgo & Jackie Filgo. The film is executive produced by Dany Wolf, Topher Grace, Gordon Kaywin, Jim Whitaker, Sarah Bowen.

The behind-the-scenes team of Kids in America includes cinematographer Terry Stacey, editor Lee Haxall, production designer William Arnold and costume designer Carol Oditz.

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