Ansel Elgort is a star on the rise. Still fresh from his breakout turn in indie tearjerker The Fault in Our Stars, the up-and-comer has already teed up roles in both Billionaire Boys Club and Edgar Wright’s ensemble drama Baby Driver. Now, Elgort has been tapped to headline Bill Oliver’s new feature Jonathan.
Deadline has the scoop, revealing that Oliver will direct from a script he penned alongside Peter Nickowitz. Randy Manis and Ricky Tollman, meanwhile, are attached to produce with Neal Dodson executive producing.
But perhaps the most intriguing facet of Jonathan is that, in the vein of the Tom Hardy-fronted Legend, it presents a dual role for Ansel Elgort, who will portray two wildly different twin brothers. That means Bill Oliver’s feature will tell the story of “a successful architect who lives a normal life dictated by a strict routine. Jonathan’s twin brother John, on the other hand, sleeps all day and spends the night secretly socializing. When Jonathan discovers that John has a secret girlfriend, Elena, he forces John to end things and then starts a new relationship Elena out of curiosity and jealousy.”
No release date for Jonathan was disclosed at the time of writing, though we understanding the intriguing indie will start lensing in New York City next month.