First announced back in 2009, director Scott Hicks (Shine, The Lucky One has cast the leads of his upcoming young adult novel adaptation, Fallen. Deadline reports that Addison Timlin (Stand Up Guys, "Californication") and Jeremy Irvine (War Horse, "Life Bites") will play Luce Price and Daniel Grigori, respectively.
Fallen, the first book in an ongoing series by Lauren Kate, was published in 2009 and is officially described as follows:
There’s something achingly familiar about Daniel Grigori.
Mysterious and aloof, he captures Luce Price’s attention from the moment she sees him on her first day at the Sword & Cross boarding school in sultry Savannah, Georgia. He’s the one bright spot in a place where cell phones are forbidden, the other students are all screw-ups, and security cameras watch every move.
Even though Daniel wants nothing to do with Luce–and goes out of his way to make that very clear–she can’t let it go. Drawn to him like a moth to a flame, she has to find out what Daniel is so desperate to keep secret . . . even if it kills her.
Price herself is supplying the screenplay, writing with Nicole Millard. Mark Ciardi, Goron Gray, Bill Johnson and Jim Seibel are producing with Claudia Bluemhuber executive producing.