DEADLINE – EXCLUSIVE: Lucy Hale, who is best known for her role as Aria in Freeform’s hit series, Pretty Little Liars, has been tapped as the lead in A Nice Girl Like You, an indie rom-com from director siblings Chris & Nick Riedell. The pic is based on a true story by Ayn Carillo-Gailey, which was adapted for the screen by Andrea Marcellus.
Hale will star as Lucy Neal, an adorable, follow-the-rules, somewhat repressed, well-educated violinist who is thrown for a loop when she is accused of being too inhibited by her ex-boyfriend. In an effort to prove him wrong, Lucy creates a rather wild to-do list that sends her on a whirlwind journey of self-discovery, friendship, and new love.
A Nice Girl Like You will shoot this month in New Jersey. Jina Panebianco, R. Wesley Sierk III, Nicholas Bogner, and Melanie Greene are producing the project with Hale serving as a co-producer.
Since Pretty Little Liars wrapped after seven seasons, Hale has gone on to topline the short-lived CW drama, Life Sentence, and starred alongside Tyler Posey in the horror thriller Truth or Dare, from Blumhouse and Universal.
She’s repped by ICM Partners and Reel Talent Management.
Carillo-Gailey is repped by Echo Lake Entertainment, while Marcellus is a client of Affirmative Entertainment.