Good Kids, which landed on the 2011 Black List for screenplays, has found a director in Chris McCoy, reports Deadline.
Good Kids was written by McCoy so, in some ways, it makes sense to have him direct the feature film for his directorial debut. It will star Nicholas Braun and Suburgatory‘s Jane Levy. Producing the film will be Chris and Paul Weitz of Depth of Field and Andrew Miano.
The film is set in the Cape Cod area and focuses on four high school overachievers that decide to reinvent their lives after graduation when the summer tourists/residents come to town.
Good Kids was not McCoy’s first film to have landed on the prestigious Black List. In 2007, his script, Get Back, was featured in the 2007 Black List. Sidney Kimmel Entertainment optioned the rights. At one point, Mean Girls director Mark Waters in negotiations to direct the Beatles-themed film.
In 2009, McCoy’s script, Good Looking made the list. It was optioned by Double Feature Films and DreamWorks.
A book, Scurvy Goonda was published by Knopf in 2009. Another book, The Prom-Goer’s Interstellar Companion, is set to be published by Knopf in 2015.
Previously, McCoy had previously been named by Indiewire as one of 10 Screenwriters to Watch. He penned the screenplay for the upcoming Marvel film, Guardians of the Galaxy.