Filming is now underway on the live-action feature film Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase, directed by Katt Shea (Poison Ivy). Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Ellen DeGeneres’ A Very Good Production and Red 5 announced the start of production and confirmed It star Sophia Lillis is on board as the titular character.
The cast of the family-friendly film also includes Zoe Renee (The Quad) as George, Mackenzie Graham (The Purge TV series) as Bess, and Laura Slade Wiggins (Shameless) as Helen. Sam Trammell (True Blood) plays Carson Drew, Linda Lavin (Alice) is Flora, and Andrea Anders (Better Off Ted) is Nancy’s Aunt Hannah.
Jay DeVon Johnson (Vice Principals), Andrew Matthew Welch (Taylor Tate’s upcoming Ma), Jon Briddell (The Resident), Josh Daugherty (We Were Soldiers), Evan Castelloe (Queen Sugar), and Jesse C. Boyd (Hap and Leonard) are also on board the first Nancy Drew feature film in more than 10 years. Emma Roberts (American Horror Story, Scream Queens) starred in the most recent Nancy Drew movie released in 2007.