High School Lover
|High School Lover|
|Directed by||Jerell Rosales|
|Music by||Tim O'Keefe|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Running time||86 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Elysium Bandini Studios|
High School Lover is a 2017 American romantic thriller directed by Jerell Rosales in his theatrical directorial debut. The film stars Paulina Singer, François Arnaud, Lana Condor, Tyler Alvarez, Julia Jones, and James Franco. It premiered in Los Angeles on January of 20, 2017 and then went on to have a television premiere on Lifetime. (February 4, 2017).
After Kelly Winters, a 17-year-old falls in love with Christian Booth, a famous actor who is 9 years older than her, after she snuck into a Hollywood party, her father; Rick (a cinematographer) tries to intervene before the crush turns into a dangerous obsession.
- Paulina Singer as Kelly Winters
- François Arnaud as Christian Booth
- Lana Condor as Allison
- Tyler Alvarez as Larry
- Julia Jones as Samantha Winters
- James Franco as Rick Winters
- Ashley Aufderheide as Rachel Winters
- Julian Elijah Martinez as Timothy West
- Julian Cihi as Journey Segal
- Renee Morrison as Jules Kenny
- Prince Rama as themselves
The feature film was shot in August and September 2016 on location in New York City. In January 2017, it was announced that Franco stars in the film and serves as an executive producer. It was also reported that Paulina Singer (ABC/Freeform's Dead of Summer) and François Arnaud (Star of NBC's Midnight Texas) have lead roles in the film.
On January 20, 2017it made its theatrical world premiere at Laemmle's Royal Theater in Los Angeles, where it played for one week.
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