Posted on Monday, March 8th, 2010 by Peter Sciretta
We’ve been covering the development of Jack & Diane for over four years now. This predates the whole Twilight craze, and predates the breakout success of Juno. Bradley Rust Gray’s film is about two teenage lesbians, originally set to be played by Ellen Page and Olivia Thirlby.
“Jack & Diane meet in New York City and spend the night kissing ferociously. Diane’s charming innocence quickly begins to open Jack’s tough skinned heart. But, when Jack discovers that Diane is leaving the country in a week she tries to push her away. Diane must struggle to keep their love alive while hiding the secret that her newly awakened sexual desire occasionally turns her into a werewolf.”
It’s a very indie story about two girls who fall in love. The werewolf aspect is actually a visual metaphor for something else. Jack and Diane was originally set to start production in the fall of 2007, but I guess funding fell through. Last year we heard that Milk/Scott Pilgrim star Alison Pill would be replacing Page in the lead role. And now Bloody Disgusting is reporting that Juno Temple (Year One, Wild Child) has instead been cast in that role, alongside Thirlby, and that shooting will finally begin this May in New York City.