THE DUFF

STATUS: Completed

US-RELEASE: CBS Films / Lionsgate (February 20th, 2015)

GENRE: Comedy

DIRECTOR: Ari Sandel

WRITER: Josh A. Cagan (based on the book by Kody Keplinger)

CAST: Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell, Bella Thorne, Bianca Santos with Ken Jeong and Allison Janney

PRODUCERS: McG, Mary Viola, Susan Cartsonis

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Lane Shefter Bishop, Ted Gidlow, Steven Bello 

PRODUCTION COMPANIES: CBS Films, Wonderland Sound and Vision, Vast Entertainment

SYNOPSIS: Bianca is a content high school senior whose world is shattered when she learns the student body knows her as ‘The DUFF’ (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) to her prettier, more popular friends.  Now, despite the words of caution from her favorite teacher, she puts aside the potential distraction of her crush, Toby, and enlists Wesley, a slick but charming jock, to help reinvent herself. To save her senior year from turning into a total disaster, Bianca must find the confidence to overthrow the school’s ruthless label maker Madison and remind everyone that no matter what people look or act like, we are all someone’s DUFF.