‘Love, Simon’ series casts Michael Cimino as lead
It was reported today that actor Michael Cimino will star in the upcoming Love, Simon series coming to Disney+.
Cimino will be playing a character named Victor, a new student at Creekwood High School on his own journey of self-discovery. Nick Robinson, who played the title character in the movie Love, Simon, will provide the voice of the series’ narrator. The series will be based on the movie of the same name, which is based on the novel “Simon vs the Homo-sapien Agenda.” The DisInsider previously reported word of the series this past April.
More information has been released about the premise of the series. The show will follow Victor’s life as his family movies to a different town, across the country. The new character Victor is “facing challenges at home, adjusting to a new city, and struggling with his sexual orientation. When it all seems too much, he reaches out to Simon to help him navigate the ups and downs of high school.”
Cimino has previously been seen in movies such as Annabelle Comes Home and Training Day. It was previously announced that Ana Ortiz will play the main character’s mother in the series. Other cast members of the series will include James Martinez as Victor’s father, Isabella Ferreira as Victor’s sister and Mateo Fernandez as Victor’s brother. Johnny Sequoyah will play Victor’s friend and Bebe Wood will plat his best friend. George Sear will play Benji, Victor’s confident and charming classmate. Anthony Turpel will play Felix, Victor’s lanky, awkward new neighbor. Mason Gooding will play Andrew, Creekwood’s cocky and popular basketball-loving jock.
Production on the Love, Simon series is expected to begin this month in Los Angeles. A premiere date for the series has not yet been announced.