It’s been a few years since the deal was first inked to bring writer Kelly Fremon Craig’s script for Besties to the big screen but today production finally begins in Hollywood North.
The story is a John Hughes style drama-comedy that follows two high school girls who are ‘Besties’ until one of them starts dating the other’s brother – talk about Bad Blood… but more on that later.
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In addition to writing the script for Besties, Kelly Fremon Craig will also be making her directorial debut under the guidance of seasoned producer James L. Brooks. Kelly also penned 2009’s Post Grad featuring Michael Keaton.
Notable cast for Besties includes Woody Harrelson (who will also be in town for War for the Planet of the Apes) and Hailee Steinfeld. Hailee who plays one of the best friends arrived in Vancouver on October 13th and is already falling in love with our beautiful city.
Walking around this beautiful chilly city with and falling in love with it. 🇨🇦🍁🍂
— Hailee Steinfeld (@HaileeSteinfeld) October 18, 2015
2015 has been a huge year for the young star who appeared in Pitch Perfect 2 and the massively popular music video/short for Taylor Swift’s Bad Blood. And with a new record deal, music video and Pitch Perfect 3 all near on the horizon, we’re sure to see a lot more of Hailee over the next 12 months.
Besties will be filming in Vancouver and area until December 1st and is expected to be released in 2016. You’ll see neon arrow productions signs saying UKFCP on them. If you spot it filming be sure to let us know via Twitter (@WhatsFilming), leave a comment below or submit through our Contact Us page.