'Float': Robbie Amell and Andrea Bang to star in Wattpad romance adaptation

WION Web Team
New Delhi, India Updated: Oct 03, 2021, 02:20 PM(IST)

Robbie Amell and Andrea Bang Photograph:( Twitter )

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Sherren Lee, best known for directing 'Kim's Convenience', is also making her feature directorial debut. 

Lionsgate has teamed up with Wattpad Webtoon Studios, Collective Pictures and others for a film adaptation of Kate Marchant's hit Wattpad romance 'Float'. 

'Kim's Convenience' actress Andrea Bang and 'The Flash's Robbie Amel will take the lead. 

The movie which began shooting in Vancouver last week stars Andrea Bang as Waverly, who impulsively decides to spend her summer before college in a beach town, where she finds herself falling for local lifeguard Blake (Amell). Soon, Waverly has to decide between her pre-planned future of becoming a doctor and following her heart.

Sherren Lee, best known for directing 'Kim's Convenience', is also making her feature directorial debut. 

“As a romantic myself, I want audiences to believe in love and that summer romances don’t only happen in the movies,” Lee said in a statement. “I also want young Asian women to be able to see themselves represented onscreen in a film for all audiences. I’m so grateful to Kate to have created this love story grounded in the theme of belonging and allowed me to bring a piece of myself to this adaptation.”

The cast also includes Andrew Bachelor, Rukiya Bernard, Michelle Krusiec, Sarah Desjardins, Ghazal Azarbad and Tristan Arthurs in important roles.

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