Thomas McDonell has signed on to star in the adaptation The Spectacular Now, based on the book by Tim Tharp.

According to Variety, the film will be penned by the (500) Days of Summer writing team of Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber, with Lee Toland Krieger directing.

The story follows a hard-partying high school senior whose life changes after meeting a shy, insecure girl.

No production date has been set.