The adaptation of Mason Deaver’s YA novel I Wish You All the Best (IWYATB) has finally found its Thomas! Deadline has revealed that Cole Sprouse will step into the role. He will play the on-screen husband of Alexandra Daddario’s Hannah.
I Wish You All the Best follows non-binary teenager Benjamin De Backer (Corey Fogelmanis) who’s kicked out of their house after they come out to their parents (Amy Landecker and Judson Mills). With nowhere else to turn, Ben goes to stay with their estranged sister Hannah and her husband Thomas. Due to anxiety exacerbated by their parents’ rejection, Ben keeps to themself at school. But when they meet Nathan (Miles Gutierrez-Riley), their growing relationship offers Ben a silver lining.
Sprouse is currently known for starring as Jughead Jones in The CW’s Riverdale, which is currently heading into its seventh and final season. He was also a childhood staple for many, starring opposite his twin Dylan in Disney’s The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. His other projects include Five Feet Apart, Moonshot, and more.
IWYATB is written, directed, and produced by Tommy Dorfman. The film marks her directorial debut. She produces alongside ACE Entertainment’s Matt Kaplan, with Aubrey Bendix and Braden Bochner overseeing the project. James Harris executive produces for TeaShop Films. Additional cast includes Lisa Yamada, Lexi Underwood, and Brian Michael Smith.
IWYATB does not yet have a release date, but filming has wrapped. Stay tuned to Nerds & Beyond for more updates. In the meantime, be sure to purchase a copy of Deaver’s book and the accompanying novella I’ll Be Home for Christmas.