The dark comedy The Sophomore has just nabbed newcomer Reece Thompson for its title role. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the film will also star Mischa Barton and Bruce Willis.

The plot revolves around Thompson's character, a bullied Catholic high school newspaper reporter who finds himself investigate the theft of the SAT exams by the most popular girl in school. The deeper he goes into the investigation, the more he uncovers about the school's president and its top jocks. It seems they were all in on the heist.

Barton is playing the girl suspected of stealing the SAT exam. Willis will play a deranged principle who's also a veteran of the Gulf War. His real-life daughter Rumor will be playing Barton's sidekick.

First-time director Brett Simon is currently shooting the film in New Jersey. The shoot will stretch through mid-September.

B. Alan Orange