Bella Thorne Co-Executive Produced DRINK, SLAY, LOVE Begins Production
Vancouver-based Sepia Films, Los Angeles-based Just Singer Entertainment and Bella Thorne have announced the start of production on DRINK SLAY LOVE, a television movie based on the popular young adult novel of the same name written by Sarah Beth Durst. The film will air on Lifetime in 2017. A+E Networks will handle international distribution of the movie.
DRINK, SLAY, LOVE stars Cierra Ramirez ("The Fosters", "Girl in Progress") as Pearl, Zach Peladeau ("i-Zombie", "Killer Crush") as Evan, and Gregg Sulkin (upcoming "Status Update", ""Pretty Little Liars"), as Jadrien. The film also features a stellar supporting cast including McKaley Miller ("Heart of Dixie"), Angelique Rivera ("American Crime"), Sarah Desjardins ("Van Helsing"), and Jasmine Sky Sarin (PERFECT HIGH) amongst others.
The team behind last year's network hit PERFECT HIGH, which reached 1.7 million total viewers L + SD, has reunited on DRINK, SLAY, LOVE. Directed by Vanessa Parise (PERFECT HIGH, JACK AND JILL VS. THE WORLD, KISS THE BRIDE); the movie is executive produced by Sheri Singer of Just Singer Entertainment (PERFECT HIGH, the popular Disney Channel Franchise, "Halloweentown", and JACKIE, ETHEL, JOAN: WOMEN OF CAMELOT); and produced by Sepia Films' Tina Pehme and Kim C. Roberts (PERFECT HIGH, THE GAMES MAKER, Sundance 2015; IN THEIR SKIN, Tribeca 2012; A SHINE OF RAINBOWS, TIFF 2010), with Bella Thorne (the upcoming series "Famous in Love", AMITYVILLE: THE AWAKENING, PERFECT HIGH, THE DUFF) on board to co-executive produce. Eirene Donohue (LADIES MAN) adapted Durst's book into the teleplay.
Synopsis: Pearl is a typical sixteen-year-old vampire. Fond of blood, allergic to the sun, and generally pretty evil. But after a mysterious attack leaves her able to survive in the daylight, everything changes. Pearl's powerful family soon finds a way to take advantage of her new ability: they send Pearl to high school, to gather fresh young blood for an upcoming feast in honor of the Vampire King. The only problem is that Pearl is starting to grow a conscience. How can she serve up her new friends -- especially the cute guy who makes her fangs ache -- to be slaughtered? Then again, she's definitely dead if she lets her family down. What's a sun-loving vamp to do?
About Just Singer Entertainment Emmy and Peabody Award-winning executive producer Sheri Singer launched Just Singer Entertainment in 2000. The company's primary focus is developing and producing movies and series for broadcast and cable networks. Singer has produced 29 movies, miniseries, and microseries, including 15 movies for Disney Channel. Two of those films, "Halloweentown," and "Luck of the Irish" are part of the permanent collection at the Paley Center for Media. As former Vice President of Original Movies at Lifetime, Ms. Singer is credited with developing their original movie franchise in the mid 1990's.