Amazon Studios begins shoot on YA drama 'Chemical Hearts', first in-house production designed for platform

Screen | 6/14/2019 | Jeremy Kay
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Amazon Studios has begun production in New Jersey on YA romance Chemical Hearts starring Lili Reinhart from Riverdale in what is the steamer’s first in-house production designed to go straight to platform.

Richard Tanne (Southside With You) directs from his adapted screenplay based on Krystal Sutherland’s coming-of-age YA novel Our Chemical Hearts. Reinhart also serves as executive producer on the story of 17-year-old romantic Henry, who aspires to become the editor of his high school newspaper just as he gets bowled over by a new transfer student (Reinhart) on the first day of senior year.

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Page Fifty-Four’s Alex Saks (The Florida Project, Book Club) and Tanne are producing, while Jamin O’Brien (Eighth Grade) and Reinhart serve as executive producers.

Chemical Hearts is the first Amazon Original destined for Amazon Prime Video, however Screen understands that while it is intended to go straight to platform, there is flexibility for a possible theatrical release.

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