"Suite Life" and "Riverdale" star Cole Sprouse will co-lead "Five Feet Apart."
Cole and his twin brother Dylan Sprouse, now 25, started in the industry together -- from "Grace Under Fire" to "The Suite Life of Zack & Cody." But now they are really branching out and finding success on their own. Cole currently stars as Jughead Jones on "Riverdale," and Dylan has been starring in independent films like "Dismissed."
Now Cole will be expanding his filmography with "Five Feet Apart." According to The Hollywood Reporter, the uplifting romantic drama follows two young people who meet and fall in love while being treated for their illnesses, knowing they are both on borrowed time. Cole will play one half of the couple, in what will mark the first film role of his adult career.
Cole and Dylan made their film debuts together in Adam Sandler's "Big Daddy" in 1999. Cole's last film credit is a voice role in "Kung Fu Magoo" in 2010, which also featured Dylan. Cole's last screen time in a movie was in the 2009 project "The Kings of Appletown," also starring Dylan, when they were both 17.
THR says "Five Feet Apart" is aiming for a spring 2018 shoot, directed by "Jane the Virgin" star, and documentary director, Justin Baldoni.
Meanwhile, "Riverdale" Season 2 is still chugging along at its own crazy pace, with a musical episode coming up in April.
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