EXCLUSIVE: Joey King is set to star along with Molly Ringwald in Netflix’s original film The Kissing Booth, an adaptation of teen author Beth Reekles’ YA novel. Teen Beach Movie director Vince Marcello is at the helm from a script he wrote, with LA/London-based Komixx Media producing.
Currently filming in South Africa, the romantic comedy follows Elle Evans, a 16-year-old girl who’s popular and loves to party but has never been kissed. Things take a turn when she ends up in a kissing booth at Spring Carnival, facing her long-term crush — her best friend’s brother, Noah. The course of love never did run smoothly and the narrative charts the ups and downs of infatuation as Elle is swept up in a romance with the hottest boy in school.
Up next for King is the Warner Bros’ remake of the 1979 comedy Going in Style starring Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine, in theaters April 7. She also stars in Broad Green Pictures’ Wish Upon with Ryan Phillippe, slated for release June 30, and is attached as the title character in Catherine Hardwicke’s Stargirl, King’s repped by UTA, Coast to Coast and Industry Entertainment.
Ringwald, best known for the 1980s films The Breakfast Club and Sixteen Candles, is set to recur on the CW freshman series Riverdale. Her recent film credits include Justin Kelly’s King Cobra and Universal’s Jem and the Holograms. Ringwald is with Untitled Entertainment, Barking Dog Entertainment and attorney Valerie Baugh
Check out Joey King and her co-stars Sydney Park and Shannon Purser in this exclusive first look from their upcoming movie Wish Upon!
Here’s a synopsis of the film: Twelve years after discovering her mother’s suicide, 17-year-old Clare Shannon (King) is bullied in high school, embarrassed by her manic, hoarder father Jonathan (Ryan Phillippe) and ignored by her longtime crush. All that changes when her father comes home with an old music box whose inscription promises to grant its owner seven wishes. While Clare is initially skeptical of this magic box, she can’t help but be seduced by its dark powers, and is thrilled as her life radically improves with each wish. Clare finally has the life she’s always wanted and everything seems perfect – until the people closest to her begin dying in violent and elaborate ways after each wish. Clare realizes that she must get rid of the box, but finds herself unable and unwilling to part with her new-and-improved life – leading her down a dark and dangerous path.
Alice Lee, Ki Hong Lee, Mitchell Slaggert, Kevin Hanchard, Sherilyn Fenn, and more star in the film, set to be released on June 30, 2017. Be sure to check out the horror film when it hits theaters!
Wish Upon, the horror film headlined by Conjuring actress Joey King, Ryan Phillippe and Ki Hong Lee, has been slated for release June 30 of this year by distributor Broad Green Pictures. Directed by Annabelle‘s John R. Leonetti and written by Barbara Marshall, the horror film follows 16-year-old misfit Claire who finds a magic box that promises a chance at the life she’s always wanted. But with each wish comes a deadly payment.
The release date for the film is on the same date as another horror film and a franchise at that: TWC’s Amityville: The Awakening which goes wide that weekend with Bella Thorne, Cameron Monaghan and Jennifer Jason Leigh starring. So, it’s likely that someone may blink.
Wish Upon‘s Leonetti was cinematographer on The Conjuring and the first two Insidious movies before landing the directing gig on Annabelle, which made $256.9 million worldwide via Warner Bros and New Line. Busted Shark Productions’ Sherryl Clark (Cloverfield) is producing Wish Upon.
The film also stars Mitchell Slaggert, Shannon Purser, Sydney Park, Kevin Hanchard and Sherilyn Fenn.