grown-ish star Chlöe Bailey has landed a role opposite Madelaine Petsch in the upcoming film, Jane, which Petsch is also producing. It is the debut feature from Creator+, “a next-generation content studio and distribution platform for digital-first storytellers and creator.”
The film is Sabrina Jaglom and Rishi Rajani, and directed by Jaglom in her directorial debut. The film also stars Melissa Leo, Ian Owens, Kerri Medders, Chloe Yu and Nina Bloomgarden.
The description: The film centers on a seemingly perfect high school senior, Olivia, who struggles with grief from the recent loss of a friend. When she gets deferred from her dream college, she begins to spiral and experiences a series of increasingly frightening panic attacks. In an attempt to regain some sense of control, she embarks on a social media-fueled rampage against those that stand in the way of her success but, as things escalate, she is forced to confront – and ultimately embrace – her darkest impulses in order to get ahead.
“Mental wellness and anxiety issues for young adults are more prevalent than ever, said Petsch in a statement received by Shadow and Act. “Jane resonated with me because it grapples with the perils of these uncomfortable and often taboo topics.”
“Complicated female characters of this age are rarely featured at the center of their own stories, free of the whims of adults or their male counterparts,” said Sabrina Jaglom. “Furthermore, mental health concerns are so rarely taken seriously in young adults, particularly high functioning ones. I hope this film sparks conversations around these topics while treating the viewer to a dark, thrilling ride.”
“Creator+ is reimagining how stories are developed and told through the eyes of Gen Z. We’re thrilled to partner with Madelaine who perfectly blends the worlds of traditional entertainment with a large online presence to tell great stories,” said Adam Wescott, Head of Content Studio, Creator+.
Production will begin at the end of July in Albuquerque, NM.