Renee Olstead has been cast in Bachelor Lions, joining recently announced leads Mitchel Muso and James Maslow. Written and directed by Paul Bunch, the action comedy follows two young men who, like bachelor lions in the wild, live in the shadows just barely surviving. But through a stroke of luck, these young bachelor lions find each other and embark on comedic journey most people never will take. Olstead plays Evelyn Ross, a beautiful woman with an Ivy league intellect who works as an entertainment reporter. The pic is from River Rock Films. Jack Kavanaugh and R. Scott Reid are producing with Ivan Cohen and John Ryan Jr serving as exec producers. A 2017 theatrical release is planned for the indie as well as an episodic television show for which the film will serve as a prelude. Olstead, known for her roles in ABC Family’s The Secret Life of the American Teenager and CBS’ Still Standing, is repped by Sweeney Entertainment, APA and Morris, Yorn.
Megan Dodds has joined indie fantasy film Wonderwell, directed by Vlad Marsavin with a script from William Brookfield. Set against the commercially driven world of high fashion and modeling, the story centers on a 12-year-old girl who travels through a magic portal and gets her wish to grow up. Principal photography begins this month in Rome and Tuscany. Orian Williams II, Elena Baranova and Roberto Bessi produce, with William Sharp, Fred Roos and Alexander Roos exec producing. Dodd’s film credits include Ever After: A Cinderella Story, Urbania, and The Contract. She is repped by APA, Silver Lining Entertainment and Independent in the UK.