Ally Sheedy, Colin Quinn and Nikki Blonsky are joining the cast of the teen comedy Harold, says The Hollywood Reporter.
Blonsky — in her first role since starring in the hit film musical Hairspray — plays Rhonda, the nerdy best friend of balding teen Harold (Spencer Breslin). The Breakfast Club star Sheedy returns to the high school comedy genre as Maureen, a mother who helps her prematurely aging son cope with incessant teasing.
Quinn plays Reedy, a drunken barfly who’s a regular at a strip club Harold frequents. Cuba Gooding Jr., one of the film’s producers, plays a school janitor who befriends the troubled title character.
Filming on Harold has just begun in Blonsky’s hometown of Great Neck, N.Y.