The TikTok sensation has boarded the cast of the movie that will be directed by F. Javier Gutierrez for Ryan Kavanaugh’s Proxima Media banner.
The project marks the live-action feature film debut for Charli – who has shot to global fame through her exploits on TikTok, where she became the first user to amass 100 million followers – and is being eyed as the first of an eight-film franchise of thrillers.
D’Amelio will play the role of Mira in the movie, a 17-year-old who moves to a different town to live with her aunt after her mother passes away.
After arriving in what seems like the all-too-perfect town, Mira soon discovers that her mother’s death and her own future are very closely connected.
Charli, 17, said: “As soon as I read ‘Home School’, I knew that it was for me. I connected with the character, Mira, the story, the script, and the team. I knew if I was going to do a movie, it needed to be something fun, edgy and fresh.
“While the role will certainly be challenging and push me to learn act and become Mira, it’s a fun ride and meant to be fun to make and fun to watch. I also wanted to make sure I surrounded myself with a great team.”
Gutierrez added: “When Ryan and I met while developing ‘The Crow’ remake with Luke Evans, we knew we wanted to foster a creative partnership further. I’m thrilled for ‘Home School’ to mark our first official project together.
“With its compelling visuals and a strong psychological element, I think ‘Home School’ has the potential to be a modern classic. I can’t wait to work alongside Charli and the Proxima team.”