Chlöe Bailey of Chloe x Halle & Madelaine Petsch of Riverdale to star in thriller ‘Jane’

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Halle Bailey of Chloe x Halle just wrapped filming the live action Little Mermaid movie. Her sister, Chloe, is about to have her turn in the limelight. Chloe has been tapped, along with Riverdale’s Madelaine Petsch, to star in Jane, a psychological thriller about a high school student whose friend died. The movie will delve into topics around mental health and social media anxiety in young adults. Below are a few more details from The Wrap:

“Jane” will be produced and financed by Creator+, a new content studio and distribution platform making its first feature-length film. Production aims to begin at the end of July in Albuquerque.

Petsch and Bailey will be joined in the cast by Oscar winner Melissa Leo, Ian Owens, Kerri Medders, Nina Bloomgarden and model Chloe Yu. Sabrina Jaglom is making her directorial debut on “Jane” and also co-wrote the film with Rishi Rajani.

“Jane” centers on a seemingly perfect high school senior, Olivia, who struggles with grief from the recent loss of a friend. When she gets deferred from her dream college, she begins to spiral and experiences a series of increasingly frightening panic attacks. In an attempt to regain some sense of control, she embarks on a social media-fueled rampage against those who stand in the way of her success. But as things escalate, she is forced to confront — and ultimately embrace — her darkest impulses in order to get ahead.

“Mental wellness and anxiety issues for young adults are more prevalent than ever. ‘Jane’ resonated with me because it grapples with the perils of these uncomfortable and often taboo topics,” Petsch said in a statement.

“Complicated female characters of this age are rarely featured at the center of their own stories, free of the whims of adults or their male counterparts,” director Jaglom added. “Furthermore, mental health concerns are so rarely taken seriously in young adults, particularly high functioning ones. I hope this film sparks conversations around these topics while treating the viewer to a dark, thrilling ride.”

[From The Wrap]

I am so excited for our little sis Chloe for landing this role. The Bailey sisters will be multi-hyphenate entertainers and I can’t wait to see what Chloe does with her role. I searched to see what Chloe’s role will be, but I have yet to find anything. I am sure Chloe will knock it out of the park as she always does with her singing and dancing. I like the idea of movies addressing issues that teenagers are facing today. Social media has created more complex mental health challenges for younger generations. As for Chloe, I hope this is one of many roles in her future. Chloe’s future is ripe with opportunities outside of music and I am here for it.

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  1. BlueSky says:

    They are both on the show “grownish”’which is on Freeform.
    They play twins on the show and they are hilarious.

  2. Otaku fairy says:

    I enjoyed both of Chloe’s performances of Feeling Good. Also loved how Nina Simone’s granddaughter had her back when people’s conservative claws came out over her (beautiful) outfit and her dance moves in the first performance. That green outfit in the third picture is cool.

  3. Normades says:

    It sounds like Madelaine is playing another high schooler. She‘s 26 years old, gorgeous and I think a lot more versatile than we know. I hope she can transition to adult roles (same for the rest of Riverdale).