Kiernan Shipka and Nico Hiraga will star in the rom-com ‘Sweethearts‘. The film follows two college freshmen, who decided to stick with their high school sweethearts, and now have to break up with them one night before Thanksgiving.
The film is directed by Jordan Weiss, who co-wrote the script with Dan Brier. Sweethearts is currently in production. The film also stars Caleb Hearon, Tramell Tillman, and Christine Taylor.
Produced by Picturestart for New Line Cinema. Erik Feig and Jessica Switch are producing and Julia Hammer, Samie Kim Falvey, and Shayne Fiske Goldner are executive producing on behalf of Picturestart. Brier will also executive produce.
Shipka is notable role is her portrayal of Sally Draper in the acclaimed AMC series Mad Men, in which she starred opposite Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, January Jones, and more. Most recently, Shipka is known for playing Sabrina Spellman in the Netflix original Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.
Hiraga is known for starring in the Olivia Wilde comedy Booksmart as Tanner. Film-wise, he has also starred in the Netflix original movies Moxie and the newly released Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between. Alongside Sweethearts, he has a handful of upcoming film and TV roles. On TV, he will next appear in The Power with John Leguizamo, Auli’i Cravalho, and more. He will also star in The Weeknd’s The Idol. Finally, he will appear in a new re-telling of Romeo and Juliet titled Rosaline, which is expected sometime this year.