A new coming of age movie is heading to Paramount Plus later this month featuring some familiar genre favorites. Christopher Mintz-Plasse has come a long way from earning a police ride from a fake ID as McLovin in Superbad and starring as the angry young villain of the Kick-Ass movie series. Or has he? In Honor Society, he’s now a high school teacher although his style makes him seem like a grown-up incarnation of his Superbad teen. But the lead of the story is Aussie actress Angourie Rice, co-star of the MCU’s Spider-Man movies and The Nice Guys, breaking the fourth wall and taking charge in a very Clueless/Emma fashion as a senior trying to manipulate everyone around her to get an easy path into Harvard next term, despite already being one of the smartest students in her high school. Part of her plan is taking out (in both uses of the term) a fellow smart student played by Stranger Things’ Gaten Matarazzo.
If you like coming of age flicks like Orange County, which also focused on a teen trying to get into college, this may be something you’ll want to check out. Here’s the first trailer for Honor Society:
The script was written by David A. Goodman, who has written for The Orville, Star Trek Enterprise, Lego, Batman, and Family Guy, as well as Golden Girls. This is the first major film feature for director Oran Zegman.
Look for Honor Society premiering July 29, 2022, on Paramount Plus.
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