Honor Society: Release Date, Cast, And More

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Summer movie season used to be a time for going to the movies, but with the rise of original streaming titles, it's just as easy to find something great at home. While Netflix once dominated the streaming movie sphere, Paramount+ is getting in on the game this year, dropping one new movie per week. Among them is "Honor Society," a buzzed-about film with a breakout cast that Paramount describes as "a bold YA comedy." Read on for more about the upcoming movie.

Honor Society release date and where you can watch it

As of publication time, "Honor Society" doesn't seem to have a theatrical release planned, but will make its exclusive streaming debut on Paramount+. If you haven't given the streamer a try yet, its website has a free trial option and costs $4.99 per month after the trial ends. "Honor Society" is set for a summer debut, and will be available on July 29, 2022.

What is Honor Society?

As reported by Deadline, "Honor Society" is a coming-of-age comedy with a twist. The movie follows high school senior Honor Rose (Angourie Rice) in her pursuit of the perfect Harvard application. To get into the Ivy League school, she'll have to earn a recommendation from guidance counselor Mr. Calvin (Christopher Mintz-Plasse).

Rather than go about the application process the old-fashioned way, Honor decides to get competitive, plotting to knock the school's other three top students out of the running by any means necessary. Only, her plan gets off track when she ends up developing feelings for one of the other A+ students, Michael (Gaten Matarazzo).

Honor Society director, crew, and more

"Honor Society" is the feature directorial debut from filmmaker Oran Zegman, who has previously made shorts including festival circuit award-winner "Marriage Material."

David A. Goodman, who has written for more adult-oriented shows like "Family Guy" and "The Orville," penned the script. Former '90s kids might know one of Goodman's much-loved cult projects, the Hex Girls-starring straight-to-video flick "Scooby-Doo and the Witch's Ghost."

Executive producers on the film include Syrinthia Studer, Ron French, Fred D. Lee, and Don Dunn, with Michael Lewen also producing. The movie comes from Awesomeness Films, which has also made great teen-centric movies and shows like "To All The Boys I've Loved Before," "Spontaneous," and "PEN15."

Honor Society cast

"Honor Society" stars "Mare of Easttown" actor Angourie Rice as Honor. Rice had a fantastic turn as Kate Winslet's character's daughter, Siobhan, in the HBO true crime series last year. She's also appeared opposite Miley Cyrus in an episode of "Black Mirror," and plays Betty Brant in the latest "Spider-Man" films.

"Stranger Things" fans may also want to seek out "Honor Society," as it'll mark one of the first major screen roles outside the series for Gaten Matarazzo. The actor is famous worldwide for his portrayal of enthusiastic, geeky teen Dustin on the popular Netflix sci-fi show. Outside of "Stranger Things," Matarazzo has mostly acted on stage in shows like "Les Misérables" on Broadway, but he's also done voice acting and hosts the reality show "Prank Encounters."

Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Armani Jackson, Amy Keum, and Ben Jackson Walker also star in "Honor Society." Mintz-Plasse is of course known for his turn as McLovin' in the teen film "Superbad," and was recently seen in "Promising Young Woman." Jackson has appeared in the shows "Grey's Anatomy" and "Chad," while both Keum and Walker have had guest spots in the freaky Paramount+ show "Evil."

Honor Society synopsis

While the trailer for "Honor Society" is still to come, here's a brief synopsis of the film, courtesy of Paramount:

"Starring Angourie Rice ("Mare of Easttown") and Gaten Matarazzo ("Stranger Things"), the hilarious, edgy coming-of-age comedy explores the costs and rewards of being a tenaciously ambitious young woman in the modern world. The cast also includes Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Armani Jackson, Amy Keum and Ben Jackson Walker."