Amazon Studios’ is bringing the coming-of-age and romance drama Chemical Hearts to life with writer/director Richard Tanne (Southside With You).
17-year-old Henry Page has never been in love. He fancies himself a romantic, but the once in a lifetime kind of love that he’s been hoping for just hasn’t been in the cards for him—at least not yet. Instead, he’s been happy to focus all of his attention on finally becoming the editor of his high school newspaper. Then, on the first day of senior year, he meets transfer student Grace Town (Reinhart) and knows everything’s about to change.
Reinhart is not only starring in the project, she’s also tackling a role as executive producer alongside Page Fifty-Four’s Alex Saks (The Florida Project, Book Club) and Tanne, and the film is executive produced by Jamin O’Brien (Eighth Grade). This will be Reinhart’s first executive producer role. She is currently starring as Betty Cooper on the CW hit show Riverdale and just wrapped filming on the feature film Hustlers.
The film is based on the novel Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland.
“We are thrilled to work with this talented team to bring to life a beautiful story of first love and heartbreak,” said Julie Rapaport, Co-Head of Movies at Amazon Studios. “Krystal Sutherland’s novel captured the hearts of readers around the world, and we are excited to bring this film to our global Prime Video customers.”
Production on the Amazon Original is already underway in New Jersey. The production is working with RespectAbility, a nonprofit organization that focuses on ensuring the accurate portrayal of characters with disabilities in media.