High School Lover

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High School Lover
High School Lover poster.jpg
Written by
  • Amber Coney
  • Jessica Dube
Directed byJerell Rosales
Music byTim O'Keefe
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Producer(s)Vince Jolivette
CinematographyChristina Voros
Editor(s)Julia Kots
Running time86 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.



The feature film was shot in August and September 2016 on location in New York City.[1] In January 2017, it was announced that Franco stars in the film and serves as an executive producer.[2] 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.[3]


On January 20, 2017it made its theatrical world premiere at Laemmle's Royal Theater in Los Angeles, where it played for one week.

In January 2017, it was announced that the film would be a part of Lifetime's slate, and premiered on February 4, 2017.[4]

On November 21, 2017, the film was released on DVD, distributed by Lionsgate under license from A+E Networks.[5]


  1. ^ "Bruins collaborate on James Franco movie 'High School Lover'". dailybruin.com. Retrieved 2017-11-29.
  2. ^ Calvario, Liz (January 13, 2017). "James Franco to Star In and Executive Produce 'High School Lover,' His Second Lifetime Movie". IndieWire. Retrieved January 19, 2017.
  3. ^ Schwindt, Oriana (January 13, 2017). "Lifetime's New Original Movies Include Viola Davis, James Franco, Michael Jackson". Variety. Retrieved January 19, 2017.
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 13, 2017). "Lifetime Orders Michael Jackson Original Movie, Picks Up James Franco, Viola Davis Films – TCA". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 19, 2017.
  5. ^ "Buy HIGH SCHOOL LOVER DVD from Lionsgate Shop". www.lionsgateshop.com. Retrieved 2017-11-23.

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