Barton Joins Willis in The Sophomore


Mischa Barton (“The O.C.”) has joined Bruce Willis and daughter Rumer Willis (who previously starred together in Hostage) in the dark comedy The Sophomore for Yari Film Group, says The Hollywood Reporter.

In this teenage take on Chinatown, Barton plays the most popular girl in her Catholic high school. She persuades a sophomore reporter to investigate the theft of SAT exams, but after he reveals that the school’s president and top jock are responsible, a more sinister conspiracy emerges.

Rumer Willis plays the troublemaking sidekick of Barton’s character. Bruce Willis plays the school’s twisted principal, a Desert Storm veteran who can’t let go of his glory days in Kuwait.

The film (previously titled “Assassination of a High School President”) will be directed by Brett Simon and written by Tim Calpin and Kevin Jakubowski, who all are making their feature film debuts. Principal photography is set to begin in August.