Wayne Knight (Jurassic Park) and Nicole Maines (Supergirl) are the latest to join 20th Century Studios’ Hulu film Darby Harper Wants You to Know, which recently started filming in South Africa.
The two join the previously announced Riele Downs (Henry Danger), Auli’i Cravalho (Moana), Asher Angel (Shazam!), Chosen Jacobs (It) and Derek Luke (Captain America: The First Avenger).
The film, which recently started production, is described as a cross between Mean Girls and The Sixth Sense, the film follows a teenager named Darby Harper who develops the ability to see ghosts after a near-death experience. For the most part, she enjoys the company of the dead, until “an unexpected occurrence” happens between Darby and a more popular girl at her school named Capri.
Riele Downs will play Darby Harper replacing the previously announced Storm Reid (Euphoria), who left the project due to scheduling conflicts. Reid is still attached as an executive producer. The spec script on which the film will be based off was written by Wenonah Wilms and Becca Greene. Silas Howard (Pose) will direct the film.
According to Deadline, Knight will play Mel, a cheerful dead guy who plays poker in the bleachers and has the ultimate goal to get through the pearly white gates. Details with regard to the character Maines is playing have not been disclosed.
Adam Saunders, Eddie Rubin, and Mac Hendrickson of Footprint Features are producing. Sarah Shepard is overseeing for 20th Century Studios.