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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