Netflix acquires “The Last Summer”

Netflix has acquired worldwide film rights to Gulfstream Pictures Production’s The Last Summer, an ensemble romantic comedy with an all-star cast of young actors.

The movie will be about a group of teens navigating relationships with family and friends in the months before college over a Chicago summer before moving on to adulthood.

The exciting cast includes talent from film, music and television including K.J. Apa (Riverdale), Maia Mitchell (The Fosters), Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf), Jacob Latimore (The CHI, Collateral Beauty), Halston Sage (Paper Towns, Before I Fall), Sosie Bacon (13 Reasons Why), Gage Golightly (Red Oaks), Wolfgang Novogratz (Grown-ish), Jacob McCarthy (A.P. Bio), Mario Revolori (Sierra Burgess is a Loser), and Gabrielle Anwar (Burn Notice).

Director and writer of the film, Bill Bindley, said, ““I grew up on movies like “Fast Times” and “Say Anything,” and those films became iconic in large part because of their great casts. We’re really lucky to have this incredible group of young actors sign on with us.”

Principal photography began in May in Cleveland, Ohio. Netflix will release the film in 2019.