It breakout Sophia Lillis takes on the role of the famous teen detective for Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase, a film that will either launch a franchise if its a hit, or disappear into oblivion if its a flop. We’ve been here once before, with the 2007 Nancy Drew movie starring Emma Roberts.
The new Nancy is described as “a smart high schooler with a penchant for keen observation and deduction, who stumbles upon the haunting of a local home” and “a bit of an outsider struggling to fit into her new surroundings.”
Zoe Renee (The Quad) and Mackenzie Graham (Syfy’s The Purge) play Nancy’s best friends, George and Bess. Laura Slade Wiggins (Shameless) is Helen, “a high school mean girl who reluctantly joins forces with Nancy to help solve the mystery.” Sam Trammell (True Blood) plays Nancy’s father, Carson. The cast also includes Linda Lavin(Alice), Andrea Anders (Joey, The Stepford Wives), Jay DeVon Johnson (Vice Principals), Andrew Matthew Welch(Ma), Jon Briddell (The Resident), Josh Daugherty (We Were Soldiers), Evan Castelloe (Queen Sugar), and Jesse C. Boyd (Hap and Leonard).
Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase opens March 15, 2019.