If you weren’t already fangirling over the Simon movie then strap in, cause it’s about to get worse. News dropped yesterday that Keiynan Lonsdale was cast in the upcoming movie Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda. They got Nick Robinson and now this? Hurry up Fox because I need this movie!!!! He will be starring alongside Jennifer Garner, Katherine Langford, Nick Robinson, Miles Heizer and was cast in the role of Bram Greenfield!!! FINALLY WE KNOW WHO BRAM IS!
If you’re wondering why his name might be familiar, it’s probably because this isn’t his first dance with a YA novel turned movie. Keiynan Lonsdale has also starred in The Divergent Series movies as Uriah Pedrad. And speaking of dance, he’s also on the show Dance Academy. Not to mention he plays Wally West on The Flash. Pfft. Totally not a big deal.
Not to mention, Keiynan recently came out and we are so excited to see an LGBTQ+ actor playing an LGBTQ+ character.. Check out this inspiring instagram photo where Keiynan discusses his sexuality and embraces who he is!
I like to change my hair, I like to take risks with how I dress, I like girls, & I like guys (yes), I like growing, I like learning, I like who I am and I really like who I'm becoming. Spent way too many years hating myself, thinking I was less valuable because I was different.. which is just untrue. A couple years ago I was able to accept myself, & it saved my life, but now I've gotten to a new road block & I feel kind of lost. I gotta take the next step & actually embrace who I am, which is pretty exciting. Not faking shit anymore, not apologising for falling in love with people no matter their gender. I've become bored of being insecure, ashamed, scared… no one should feel like that about themselves, especially when there is so much good life to live. Ya know more & more I see so many young people being their best / truest selves, it's fucking inspiring… so what have I been waiting for!? Who knows. Everyone in their own time. I hope we can all learn to embrace who we are & not judge people who aren't exactly the same as us. The truth is we are all family, we're all one. Just love. Keiy. ❤
So not only is Keiynan Lonsdale a dancer, a role model, and a superhero, but, oh yeah, he’s also an Aussie. And if he couldn’t get any better, go check out his Instagram. He’s a cutie and a half and if you were already antsy about the release of this movie, this boy does not help. Brb— internet stalking.
— Becky Albertalli (@beckyalbertalli) June 13, 2017
(@BeckyAlbertalli— I can’t believe I’m saying this but gimme those spoilers! GIVE EM ALL TO MEEE!!!)
As for direction, Greg Berlanti is signed on to this project. In the past, Berlanti has produced successful TV shows such as Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl. We are feeling confident that he is the perfect person to bring Simon to life and can’t wait to see the movie magic! Fault In Our Stars producers Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen and Isaac Klausner at Temple Hill along with Divergent producer Pouya Shahbazian at New Leaf have committed to the project as well.
Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda follows the story of Simon Spier, a 16-year-old not-so-openly gay student. When an email written by Simon falls into the wrong hands, he becomes at risk of his secret going public. Simon is forced to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out— in a way that won’t alienate his friends, compromise himself or ruin a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he hasn’t even met yet.
More Simon News:
Miles Heizer Joins The Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda Movie
Josh Duhamel Joins The Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda Cast
Colton Haynes Joins The Cast Of Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda
Casting Updates for the Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda Movie
Jennifer Garner Joins the Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda Movie Cast
What do you think of the Simon cast so far? Tell us in the comments below!