In a teenage take on “Chinatown”
Tabloid darling Mischa Barton will star opposite W. Bruce Willis in the film “The Sophomore”, says Access Hollywood.
Willis’s daughter Rumer and Billy Bob Thornton – in what will be his fourth film with Willis – will also star in the film.
In this teenage take on “Chinatown,” Barton plays the most popular girl in her Catholic high school. She persuades a sophomore reporter to investigate the theft of SAT exams, but after he reveals that the school’s president and top jock are responsible, a more sinister conspiracy emerges.
Rumer Willis plays the troublemaking sidekick of Barton’s character. Bruce Willis plays the school’s twisted principal, a Desert Storm veteran who can’t let go of his glory days.
Brent Simon is the director.
21-year-old Barton’s on a real roll at the moment – she’ll also appear in Roland Joffe’s “Finding tATu”; Luke Kasdan’s indy drama “Don’t Fade Away”, “St. Trinians”, and Simon Fellows’ “Malice in Wonderland”.