Project X star Thomas Mann has joined the cast of King Dork, which is being put together by Will Ferrell’s production company, with Casa de Mi Padre director Matt Piedmont helming.
The film is about Sam and Tom, two losers who use their love of rock and roll music to get through their tumultuous high school days. Mann will play Tom, while Keir Gilchrist is circling the Sam role. Nick Offerman is eyeing the part of Tom’s stepfather.
D.V. DeVincentis is writing the screenplay, based on the novel of the same name by Frank Portman. Shooting will begin in June following a very long period of development, as King Dork was actually the first project announced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay when they formed their Gary Sanchez Productions company in 2006.