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[01/24/19 - 08:37 AM]
Netflix Finds Its "Tall Girl" for Feature Film Lead Role in Ava Michelle
The film captures the tone of the classic John Hughes movies, while exploring the nuanced and delicate relationships that make high school challenging, frustrating, memorable, and uplifting.

[via press release from Netflix]

AVA MICHELLE LANDS LEAD ROLE IN NETFLIX 2019 ORIGINAL LIVE ACTION COMEDY FILM TALL GIRL

Production Kicks Off This Week in New Orleans

Hollywood, CA - January 24, 2019 - After conducting an extensive worldwide casting call, Netflix announced today that actor, dancer, and model Ava Michelle will play the lead role in its upcoming live action comedy Tall Girl, making her feature film debut. The film captures the tone of the classic John Hughes movies, while exploring the nuanced and delicate relationships that make high school challenging, frustrating, memorable, and uplifting. Ava Michelle, who is 6 feet and 1 inch tall, will play Jodi, a 16 year old who must embrace what makes her different and be proud to stand out, not fit in.

Griffin Gluck (Netflix's American Vandal, who also stars in the coming of age drama Big Time Adolescence) will star in Tall Girl as Jack Dunkleman, Jodi's best friend. Actor, musician, and model Luke Eisner (The Goldbergs), who is making his feature film debut, will star as Stig, a handsome - and equally tall - Swedish foreign exchange student.

Tall Girl Hero Still (please do not post links, download only)

Sabrina Carpenter (The Hate U Give, forthcoming The Short History of The Long Road) stars as Harper, Jodi's beautiful and extremely melodramatic pageant-winning older sister. Carpenter is signed with Hollywood Records and is preparing to embark on a world tour this year. Paris Berelc (Netflix's Alexa & Katie) stars as Liz, the unconventional best friend of Jodi's tormentor.

Rounding out Jodi's family is Steve Zahn (Valley of the Boom, War for the Planet of the Apes) as Richie Kreyman, Jodi's manic and anxious dad with a big heart and Angela Kinsey (Haters Back Off!, The Office) as Helaine Kreyman, Jodi's former pageant-queen mom who struggles to connect with her daughter.

Additional members of Tall Girl's newly-announced cast are:

· Anjelika Washington (DC Universe's Stargirl) as Fareeda, Jodi's best friend who seems to have it all figured out;

· Clara Wilsey as Kimmy, the most popular girl at school and Jodi's nemesis

· Rico Paris as Schnipper, a popular jerk and one of Jodi's regular tormentors

Production has begun in New Orleans with Nzingha Stewart (Grey's Anatomy, A Million Little Things) directing. The film is written by Sam Wolfson (Andi Mack, Finding Carter). It is Netflix's fourth collaboration with Wonderland's McG and Mary Viola (The Duff). Wonderland's Corey Marsh also serves as a producer.

"It was essential for us to find an actor to portray our lead who can speak to the challenges and lessons that Jodi experiences from a very personal place of authenticity," said Nzingha Stewart, the film's director. "Ava's ability to beautifully and uniquely showcase those attributes stood out to us in a way that we believe audiences will connect with. Tall Girl showcases that embracing the very qualities that make you different is what allows you to overcome anything."

ABOUT TALL GIRL

Tall Girl is the 2019 Netflix original comedy about Jodi, the tallest girl in her school, who has never quite felt comfortable in her own statuesque skin. All of that changes when she falls for the handsome (and equally tall) foreign exchange student Stig who, of course, gets Jodi's quirky, best, male friend Dunkleman and his hippie mom as a host family. As a result, Jodi gets embroiled in a surprising love triangle, which helps her realize she's far more than her insecurities about her height have led her to believe.

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