(ANI): Hayden Panettiere is in talks to star in the teen
coming-of-age movie I Love You, Beth Cooper. The pic is based on a
novel by Larry Doyle, and is being produced by Chris Columbus and
his 1492 Pictures partners Michael Barnathan and Mark Radcliffe.
Columbus is also negotiating with 20th Century Fox and its Fox
Atomic label to direct the movie.
If she gets the part, Panettiere would play Beth, the school's
hottest cheerleader who shows nerdy valedictorian Denis Cooverman
the best night of his life after he proclaims his love for her
during his graduation speech.
Fox is looking at a spring start for the filming of the pic.
Debbie Liebling and Zak Kadison are overseeing for Fox Atomic.