Lucas Hedges (Manchester By The Sea, Lady Bird) and Sterling K. Brown (Black Panther, American Crime Story) are in advanced talks to star in A24’s Waves, director Trey Edward Shults‘ follow up to It Comes At Night.
Although Shults’ previous film was a dark drama, Waves is being described as a dramatic musical with a fresh spin; “an energetic, affecting anthem of contemporary teenage life”, according to Variety. The movie will revolve around two young couples as they navigate the emotional minefield of growing up and falling in love.
The film will be almost entirely synchronised to music, mixing iconic contemporary songs along with, excitingly, an original score by Academy Award winners Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (The Social Network, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo).
Shults previously told Screencrush that the film will be “like, kids in high school and stuff, but it’s in the vein of Boogie Nights or . You know what I mean? Dazed and Confused. That’s how it flows”.
Shults has also penned the script for the film, which is set to begin production in Florida next month, with the remaining roles being cast now. Waves will mark the third collaboration between Shults and A24, who have previously produced both It Comes At Night and his debut film, Krisha.