Darby Harper Wants You to Know
Directed bySilas Howard
Written by
  • Wenonah Wilms
  • Becca Greene
Produced by
  • Adam Saunders
  • Eddie Rubin
  • Mac Hendrickson
Starring
Production
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Distributed byHulu
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Darby Harper Wants You to Know is an upcoming American teen fantasy film directed by Silas Howard, written by Wenonah Wilms and Becca Greene, and starring Riele Downs as Darby Harper, along with Auliʻi Cravalho, Asher Angel, Chosen Jacobs, Derek Luke, Genneya Walton, and Tony Danza.

The film was produced by 20th Century Studios, and began filming in South Africa in February 2022. It is set to be released on Hulu.

Synopsis

After suffering a near-death experience as a child, Darby Harper is granted the ability to see ghosts. To combat the existential boredom of high school, she runs a side business counseling local spirits in her spare time. When an unexpected occurrence happens between Darby and Capri, the most popular girl at school, Darby reluctantly agrees to help her and in the process learns how to fit in with the living world again.[1]

Cast

Production

In October 2021, it was announced that 20th Century Studios had acquired Wenonah Wilms and Becca Greene's spec script Darby Harper Wants You to Know. The film was set to be directed by Silas Howard, and Storm Reid was initially cast as the title character. Reid and Robyn Simpson were also set to executive produce the film under their production company A Seed & Wings.[6]

By February 2022, Riele Downs, Auliʻi Cravalho, Asher Angel, Chosen Jacobs, and Derek Luke joined the film, with Downs replacing Reid, who dropped out due to scheduling conflicts.[2] Genneya Walton and Tony Danza also joined the film that same month, with filming having commenced.[4][1] Filming took place in South Africa.[5] By March 2022, Wayne Knight and Nicole Maines had joined the cast.[5]

Release

The film is scheduled to be released on Hulu.[5]

References

  1. ^ a b c Kroll, Justin (February 25, 2022). "Tony Danza Joins 20th's 'Darby Harper Wants You To Know'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 28, 2022.
  2. ^ a b c d e Gonzales, Umberto (February 10, 2022). "Riele Downs, Auli'i' Cravalho, Asher Angel, Chosen Jacobs & Derek Luke Join 'Darby Harper Wants You to Know' (Exclusive)". TheWrap. Retrieved February 28, 2022.
  3. ^ Delgado, Sara (February 15, 2022). "Auli'i Cravalho Will Play a Dead Cheerleader in New Hulu Movie". Teen Vogue. Retrieved July 13, 2022.
  4. ^ a b Grobar, Matt (February 23, 2022). "James Moses Black Joins Universal's 'Renfield'; 20th's 'Darby Harper Wants You To Know' Adds Genneya Walton". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 28, 2022.
  5. ^ a b c d e Grobar, Matt (March 3, 2022). "20th Century Studios' 'Darby Harper Wants You To Know' Adds Wayne Knight & Nicole Maines". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 3, 2022.
  6. ^ Kroll, Justin (October 22, 2021). "20th Century Lands Rights To 'Darby Harper Wants You To Know' Starring Storm Reid". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 28, 2022.