Never say die! Back when UPN was still around, there was a pilot idea cooking up called Tanner Hall -- which is not about the skiier of the same name. It never got made, but instead of accepting defeat, The Hollywood Reporter has posted that it's now finding life as an indie film. The project is the brainchild of famous offspring Tatiana von Furstenberg and Francesca Gregorini -- the former is the daughter of Diane von Furstenberg, and the latter is the step-daughter of Ringo Starr. While the pair were studying at Brown, they created a pilot describing their experiences at boarding schools -- but the idea fell when UPN and WB merged.

Undeterred, they reworked their idea into a feature film, which they are now co-directing in Rhode Island. And they've put together a pretty interesting cast as well. On the adult side of things, Tanner Hall stars Amy Sedaris (Strangers with Candy), Tom Everett Scott (Because I Said So), and believe it or not, the Roxbury dancing Chris Kattan. On the kid side of things, there is Tricia Mara, who had a brief role on Urban Legends: Bloody Mary, Brie Larson (Sleepover), Georgia King, who is also in Emma Roberts' upcoming boarding school flick Wild Child, Amy Ferguson, who played the saucy, high girl hitting on Zach Braff in Garden State, and a little burgeoning testosterone with Shawn Pyfrom (Desperate Housewives). This is a coming-of-age story that has the four girls navigating "adolescence while the adults in their world -- the parents and teacher -- struggle with their on midlife hurdles." Ah, the singing slap of the "midlife" designation. Now who will Kattan be? My bet is on a weird gym teacher/dance coach.
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