Actors Parminder Nagra and Megan Suri, best known for their performances in Bend It Like Beckham and Never Have I Ever, respectively, are part of the cast of the screen adaptation of Sara Jo Cluff’s book The Kiss List, Deadline reports.
The young adult film, directed by Sonia Sebastian, recently wrapped production in Louisville. It also stars Emjay Anthony and Lachlan Watson.
Details around Nagra and Suri’s characters are still under wraps.
The Kiss List, the book, revolves around a high-school student Camille Collins, whose boyfriend, Dylan, dumps her and spreads a rumor that she’s a bad kisser. With the help of her best friends, Hayley and Kaitlyn, Camille devises a plan to prove Dylan wrong – a kiss list – perfect kisses with a few of the hottest guys in school which would leave too much evidence for anyone to deny. The story also involves Camille’s issues with her former softball teammates, social media blow-ups, and a distant mom.
The book is said to be inspired by Easy A and To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before.
The film is backed by MarVista Entertainment and Red Clay Studios. Screenwriter Ximena García Lecuona has adapted the story for the screen.
“Garcia Lecuona’s adaptation allows the characters to authentically grapple with their sexuality and sexual identity, as well as their peer and parent relationships,” said MarVista’s Head of Creative Affairs Hannah Pillemer, adding that the film’s storyline has been expanded to include LGBTQIA+ representation.
While MarVista developed the project by adapting it from the book, Red Clay Studios enlisted a diverse cast and crew, Deadline adds.
Suri was last seen in the second season of Netflix’s young adult show Never Have I Ever, playing the role of Aneesa.
Nagra, meanwhile, is set to headline the upcoming British crime thriller series, DI Ray. She essays the character of Leicester-born Detective Inspector Rachita Ray, who takes on a case that forces her to confront a lifelong personal conflict between her British identity and her South Asian heritage.