DEADLINE: Julie Ann Emery, Karsen Liotta Topline ‘Teenage Badass’

Julie Ann Emery (Better Call Saul), Karsen Liotta (Shades of Blue, daughter of Ray Liotta), Kevin Corrigan (Pineapple Express), and James Paxton (Eyewitness, son of Bill Paxton) have been tapped to lead the ensemble cast of the indie comedyTeenage Badass, which is currently filming on location in Phoenix. First-timer Grant McCord is directing the film from a screenplay that he wrote.

It’s set in 2006 and follows a band when they score a shot to play on the local news. But as all of their dreams start to become a reality, the band’s egocentric singer/songwriter threatens to make them lose everything. Mcabe Gregg, Madelyn Deutch, Dillon Lane, Elsie Hewitt, and Kane Ritchotte co-star. Jeff Dykhuizen and Anthony DiMaria are producing the pic for Common Wall Media, alongside McCord, with Chuckie Duff serving as executive producer.  Corrigan is repped by Innovative Artists and Untitled; Emery by Innovative Artists;  Paxton by UTA and Authentic Talent and Literary Management; Liotta by Gersh and Untitled.

Article originally appeared in Deadline, written by Amanda N’Duka

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Kyle lives with his father and Harold in a Cognitive Recapture and Recycle Facility(CRF) controlled and owned by an organization known as IRIS owned by Handel Balcroft. here they recapture the consciousness of IRIS bots before their body is taken apart, their consciousness is put into a new body. IRIS places restrictor chips in these robots so that they do not have any free will(and no emotions) and they perform only the task that they are made to carry.

A plane carrying a  set of IRIS bots crashes near Kyle home, one of them regains consciousness and asks kyle for help. As kyle is fixing him up, he discovers that this rebot has lost his restrictor chip and in turn has his feelings returned to him. 

Author Interview | Nell Walton

Originally I wrote a book about a group of people who had won tickets to the world’s first entirely sustainable space hotel. Through that, I wrote about a lot of ultra-advanced AI robots that were the help in this Space Hilton.

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I am Waltz is what I would call a popcorn book, basically it’s the same idea as it’s movie counterpart. Fun, light and airy and too not complex or serious. It was an interesting story with all the required components; a variety of cool technology, a kid and robot best friend named Waltz, and the band of teenagers who work together to save the world. It’s set in the year 2036 and it’s a little like West World meets The Terminator with a splash of the movie AI.