Role Call: Who Got Hired in Hollywood?
3:00 AM PDT, July 24, 2014
Ken Jeong may have lost his Community, but he's got a brand-new teaching gig in the new comedy The DUFF from CBS Films. Based on the acclaimed novel by Kody Keplinger, the film casts Jeong as the favorite teacher of a high school senior (played by Mae Whitman), whose world is shattered when she learns that she's known as "The DUFF" -- Designated Ugly Fat Friend -- to her prettier, more popular friends (played by Skyler Samuels and Bianca Santos). Determined to reinvent herself, she enlists a slick-but-charming jock (Robbie Amell) for help and sets out to overthrow the school's ruthless label maker (played by Bella Thorne). Nick Eversman also stars as her school crush. Directed by Ari Sandel, the film shoots in Atlanta this summer.