Zoey Deutch to Star In Quinn Shephard’s ‘Not Okay’

Zoey Deutch to Star In Quinn Shephard' A misguided young woman (Deutch), desperate for friends and fame, fakes a trip to Paris to up her social media presence.

A misguided young woman (Deutch), desperate for friends and fame, fakes a trip to Paris to up her social media presence. When a terrifying incident takes place in the real world and becomes part of her imaginary trip.

Quinn Shephard will helm the forthcoming feature film comedy Not Okay, which will star Zoey Deutch and be produced by Searchlight and Makeready. Shephard also wrote the screenplay for the picture, which is expected to begin filming in New York this summer. The film will only be available on Hulu.

In the video, a confused young woman (Deutch) fakes a vacation to Paris in order to boost her social media profile. When a horrific tragedy occurs in the real world and becomes part of her imagined journey, her white lie turns into a moral problem that provides her with all the attention she craves.

Zoey Deutch to Star In Quinn Shephard' A misguided young woman (Deutch), desperate for friends and fame, fakes a trip to Paris to up her social media presence.

Brad Weston and Negin Salmasi of Makeready will produce alongside Caroline Jaczko of Bad Education. Deutch will be the executive producer. For Searchlight, Chan Phung, Miranda Hill, and Apolline Berty will be in charge.

The collaboration between Searchlight and Deutch is growing, since this is the studio’s second project with Deutch signed to star, after the acquisition of the spec The Hound with Deutch signed to star in January. Deutch was most recently seen in Buffaloed, which she also produced, and she just starred in Netflix’s The Politician’s second season. She just wrapped filming on The Outfit, in which she co-starred with Mark Rylance and Dylan O’Brien.

Shephard, on the other hand, has emerged as one of the most recent emerging stars in the world of filmmaking after writing, directing, and starring in Blame at the age of 20. The film had its world premiere at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, making her the youngest female filmmaker to have a feature screened there. For the film, she was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay. Quinn was named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list in 2019 and has since co-created an original series with EP Noah Hawley at FX Networks. Quinn has also acted in a variety of films and television shows, including The Miseducation of Cameron Post, which won the Sundance Grand Jury Prize, and CBS’s Hostages. WME and Ziffren Brittenham represent her. CAA, Management 360, and attorney Gretchen Rush represent Deutch. WME and Ziffren Brittenham represent Shephard.

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