Thorne to Star in “Shovel Buddies”

Grab a shovel! Bella Thorne’s digging deep for a new role…

The 17-year-old half-Cuban American actress-singer, who stars in MTV’s new series Scream, has been cast opposite Kian Lawley and Alex Neustaedter in Shovel Buddies, the 2013 Black List script by Jason Mark Hellerman that AwesomenessTV has set up with Film 360.

Bella Thorne

The film, which has just started shooting in California, centers on four teens who must conquer a “shovel list” of activities left behind by their recently deceased friend.

Anton Starkman, Philip Labes and James C. Burns co-star and English duo Si & Ad are directing.

A day-and-date theatrical and VOD release is planned for the latest full-length pic being created by DreamWorks Animation-owned Awesomeness, which just inked a multi-picture deal with YouTube as it ramps up its feature film business.