Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Save up to 70%
Empire
Film Studies 101
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
TODAY
Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice Trailer Smashes In
'Do you bleed?'
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
18 December 2013
3 Days To Kill Trailer Shoots In
Kevin Costner is gunning for retirement
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
The Duff (2015)
Empire Star Rating
3 Days To Kill (2014)
Empire Star Rating
The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (2012)
Empire Star Rating
This Means War (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Scott Pilgrim Vs The World (2010)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Maye Whitman Will Be The D.U.F.F.
High school hell

09 April 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

submit to reddit

Mae-Whitman-Will-Be-The-DUFF

School can be a tough time for many people – especially if you’re in a US high school film and not among the popular crowd. Arrested Development/Scott Pilgrim’s Mae Whitman is about to have that experience, entering negotiations to star in The D.U.F.F.

Adapted from Kody Keplinger’s coming of age tome by Josh A. Cagan, The D.U.F.F. focuses on a high school senior who has her world rocked when she learns that she has been labelled the Designated Ugly Fat Friend, the one who never quite matches up to her prettier, more popular pals.

In a drive to combat this obnoxious stereotype, she kicks off an attempt and re-invention, and leads her fellow D.U.F.F.s in a campaign to challenge the school’s chilly evil queen. Evil in this case being the smug, self-satisfied leader of the popular set, not an actual monster; this isn't another Jennifer's Body.

McG has been developing the movie since 2010, and has Ari Sandel in line to direct it. With the cast now coming together, the cameras should be rolling this summer in Atlanta.

Whitman, who was last seen on the big screen in The Factory and The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, will crop up in Dolphin Tale 2 and is part of the voice cast for the current Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV ‘toon series.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Ready For The Truman Show TV Series?
Paramount is planning small screen version
First Look At TV's New Constantine
Update: It's going to series

Your Comments

So, this Mean Girls again? More

Posted by spacemonkey187 at 13:46 on 10 April 2014 | Report This Post

Sorry to be a grammar nazi, but her name is spelled MAE whitman. More

Posted by Darren47 at 01:18 on 10 April 2014 | Report This Post


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The 15 Most Controversial Alternate Endings
How some of your favourite films could have finished...

80 Of The Best Movie Star Adverts
From Sly Stallone selling bread to Hugh Jackman dancing for Ice Tea

Showrunner Matthew Weiner Reveals 7 Mad Men Secrets
The truth about The Beatles and that lawnmower

New Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer Breakdown
Everything you need to know about the second teaser

Podcast #157: Alan Rickman
From A Little Chaos to Die Hard and back again

From Hell! 22 Stalker Psychodramas
From fatal attractions to single white females

Alfonso Gomez-Rejon On The Town That Dreaded Sundown
The American Horror Story director on his cult slasher remake

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Subscribe now and save up to 70%

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save money on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Subscribe now and save up to 70%
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)