Patrick Schwarzenegger Lands First Big Movie Role Alongside Bella Thorne

by Zach Seemayer 5:37 PM PDT, June 23, 2015
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Patrick Schwarzenegger is making his way to the big screen!

The 21-year-old son of action star Arnold Schwarzenegger has landed the lead role in the upcoming young adult love story Midnight Sun, starring opposite former Disney star Bella Thorne, Deadline reports.

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Schwarzenegger will be tasked with romancing Thorne's character, a 17-year-old girl with a rare photosensitive skin condition which causes her to have a potentially fatal reaction from exposure to sunlight, meaning she cannot go out during the day. The two begin a nighttime summer romance.

The movie is based off a 2006 Japanese film of the same name.

ET caught up with Thorne to get her reaction to Schwarzenegger's casting and any advice she has for the new star. The 17-year-old actress stayed humble, telling ET, "Patrick is a close friend of mine for a long time. Hardest thing for Patrick will be the hours. He has experience and I would be in no position to give him any advice."

WATCH: Bella Thorne Has Dinner with Patrick Schwarzenegger, Insists They're 'Just Friends'

A few weeks ago, Thorne Instagrammed a pic of her and her new co-star sharing a meal, which she captioned, "With my homie @patrickschwarzenegger if you aren't already following him you should."

The young star was quick to stave off any romance rumors, adding a disclaimer to the photo, "We are just friends :)"

The younger Schwarzenegger has been at the center of a number of relationship rumors in the past. Earlier this year, he was involved in a very public on-again/off-again romance with Miley Cyrus. For more on their rollercoaster relationship, check out the video below.