Bella Thorneis heading South…
The 21-year-old half-Cuban American actress/singer will star in writer-director Joshua Caldwell’s crime feature Southland, about two young lovers who rob their way across the southland, posting their exploits to social media, and gaining fame and followers as a result.
The story follows Arielle (Thorne) who works in a diner in a small Florida town. When she falls for a recently paroled young criminal she drags him back into a life of danger, learning that posting their criminal exploits on social media is an easy way to viral fame. Obsessed with their rising number of followers, they embark on a dangerous adventure together that leads to robbery, cop chases and murder. Lensing is due to begin this spring. Additional casting is underway.
Caldwell made his feature directorial debut with French-language film Layover in 2014. The film premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival. He then directed the first season of Huluseries South Beach and Be Somebody for Paramount Pictures. Most recently, he made spy thriller movie Negative.
Thorne most recently appeared in film in Assassination Nation and on television in Famous In Love.