TORONTO — Canadian actor Robbie Amell is set to produce and star in a film based on Kate Marchant’s hit Wattpad teen love story "Float."
Toronto-based storytelling platform Wattpad is working on the project with Canadian production company Collective Pictures.
"Float" is about a teen from Alaska who spends a summer trying to fit in at her aunt's beach town while her parents go through a messy divorce.
Wattpad says the story has accumulated more than 25.5 million reads around the world, and is one of the top teen fiction stories on the platform.
Toronto-based Collective Pictures, formerly known as Colony Pictures, was also behind Amell's 2019 sci-fi action film "Code 8," which hit Netflix this past April.
Amell can also be seen in the Vancouver-made Amazon Prime Video series "Upload."
Other producers on "Float" include Collective Pictures’ Jeff Chan and Chris Pare, alongside Wattpad’s Aron Levitz and Jamie D. Greenberg.
Marchant is a 25-year-old "Wattpad star" and graduate of the University of Southern California, according to her profile on the platform.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published September 22, 2020.
The Canadian Press