Film News Roundup: Billie Lourd Joins Olivia Wilde’s High School Drama ‘Booksmart’

In today’s film news roundup, Billie Lourd joins high school drama “Booksmart,” Steve James gets an AFI honor, and the Yosemite climbing documentary “The Dawn Wall” gets distribution.CastingBillie Lourd has been cast opposite Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein in the high school drama “Booksmart,” directed by Olivia Wilde in her feature directorial debut.The story follows Dever and Feldstein’s characters, who are academic superstars and best friends.

The duo realizes that they should have worked less and played more and set out on a mission to cram four years of fun into one night.Producers are Chelsea Barnard, David Distenfeld, and Megan Ellison for Annapurna and Jessica Elbaum, Will Ferrell, and Adam McKay for Gloria Sanchez.

Filming is currently underway in Los Angeles.Lourd is also returning for the eighth season of “American Horror Story” along with cast members Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, and Kathy Bates.

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