Viacom's Awesomeness Films has just begun production on "Honor Society", a live-action comedy from Angourie Rice (Mare of Easttown, Spider-Man: No Way Home) as the titular character Honor, with Gaten Matarazzo (Stranger Things, Prank Encounters) and Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Super Bad, Kick-Ass) also leading.
The film tells the story of Honor, an ambitious high school senior whose sole focus is getting into Harvard, assuming she can first score the coveted recommendation from her guidance counselor, Mr. Calvin (Mintz-Plasse). Willing to do whatever it takes, Honor concocts a Machiavellian-like plan to take down her top three student competitors, until things take a turn when she unexpectedly falls for her biggest competition, Michael (Matarazzo). It is written by Family Guy, The Orville's David A. Goodman.
Honor Society will be directed by Oran Zegman and executive produced by The J Team’s Ron French. Production at Awesomeness is overseen by Syrinthia Studer, EVP Nickelodeon and Awesomeness Films, and Fred Lee, Director of Development.
“We’re excited to build upon our YA film slate for 2022 with Honor Society, a hilarious and bold coming-of-age comedy anchored by two of today’s hottest rising stars, Angourie Rice and Gaten Matarazzo. Viewers will absolutely fall in love with Honor’s wit, intellect and tenacity, and we can’t wait for our audience to meet her,”
Studer told Deadline.
“When David A. Goodman’s script for Honor Society landed on my desk, I fell in love with Honor Rose. I am so very excited to bring this great story to life with the help of such a talented and passionate cast.”
Honor Society is expected to make a late 2022 release on Paramount+ It is currently shooting in Vancouver, BC.