February 1, 2008 / 8:08 AM / 10 years ago

Kudrow, Aiken to execute "Will"

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Lisa Kudrow and Liam Aiken will star in the musical coming-of-age comedy-drama “Will.”

<p>Cast member Lisa Kudrow poses at the premiere of "P.S. I Love You" at the Grauman's Chinese theatre in Hollywood, California, December 9, 2007. Kudrow and Liam Aiken will star in the musical coming-of-age comedy-drama "Will." REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni</p>

David Bowie also is in talks to join the cast, which includes Vanessa Hudgens, Aly Michalka and Scott Porter.

Written by Todd Graff and Josh Cagan, the script centers on a high school outcast and a popular girl who form an unlikely bond through their shared love of music. They assemble a like-minded crew of misfits and form a rock group to perform in a battle-of-the-bands competition at their school.

Aiken is playing the title character, and Kudrow will play his mother.

Graff is directing the film, which Walden Media and Summit Entertainment will co-finance.

Aiken’s screen credits include “Road to Perdition,” “Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events” and “Fay Grim.” Kudrow can next be seen in the feature film “Powder Blue.” Bowie’s last film role was in Christopher Nolan’s “The Prestige.”

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