katie   •   June 6,2018

Remember how I said Jade is on fire?

Andrew Caldwell (iZombie), Jade Pettyjohn (School of Rock) and Anthony Keyvan (Fresh Off The Boat) are set as series regulars opposite John Slattery, Rafe Spall and Allison Tollman in Hulu’s political, dystopian half-hour comedy pilot Kansas City, from Amblin TV and Sony Pictures TV.

Set in Kansas City, the single-camera project, which has yet to get a formal pilot greenlight but already is in production, was written by Zev Borow (Lethal Weapon), with Rhys Thomas (Comrade Detective) set to direct.

Kansas City is set in a future where the city is separated by a wall between liberals and conservatives. Absurd misinformation and enmity rage as the two cities aim to undermine each other. In West Kansas City, political heavyweight Ellis Brookmeyer (Slattery) holds sway. His former son-in-law, Ben Graham (Spall), lives in East K.C. and yearns to be reunited with his daughter Clarissa (Pettyjohn, who lives in West K.C.). To accomplish this Ben gets involved with an East K.C. intelligence operation, with consequences he can not predict, let alone control.

Caldwell will play Seth, the top-selling hot tub, spa tub, and home sauna salesmen in the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area. He is also an operative for the East Kansas City Intelligence Service.

Pettyjohn’s Clarissa is a high school sophomore, church-goer, and aspiring jazz singer, who feels close to all the members of her family regardless of which side of the wall they call home.

Keyvan is Jamaal, a 16-year-old who recently moved to West Kansas City from Chicago, another country, literally. Clarissa (Pettyjohn) befriends him and the two expand each other’s worldview in ways neither thought possible.

Caldwell recurred as Harley Jones on the CW’s iZombie and recently guest-starred on Netflix’s American Vandal, among other credits. He’s repped by Artists First and Ginsburg Daniels Kallis.

Pettyjohn will next appear alongside Nicole Kidman in feature Destroyer and Laura Dern in Trial By Fire, both set for a fall release.  On TV, she was most recently seen as Summer Hathaway in Nick’s School of Rock. Pettyjohn is repped by Innovative Artists and manager Karen Renna.

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katie   •   December 12,2017

Beau Knapp (The Nice Guys, upcoming Death Wish), Jade Pettyjohn (School of Rock, upcoming Trial by Fire), Toby Huss (Halt and Catch Fire, upcoming LAbyrinth), Zach Villa (Dan Is Dead), James Jordan (Wind River), and Shamier Anderson (Shots Fired) have come aboard Karyn Kusama’s crime thriller, Destroyer, which stars Nicole Kidman. The film, written by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi, is currently shooting in Los Angeles.

It follows LAPD detective Erin Bell (Kidman) who, as a young cop, was placed undercover with a gang in the California desert with tragic results. When the leader of that gang re-emerges many years later, she must work her way back through the remaining members and into her own history with them to finally reckon with the demons that destroyed her past.

 Tatiana Maslany, Sebastian Stan, Bradley Whitford, Toby Kebbell, and Scoot McNairy co-star.
katie   •   September 9,2017

Young actress Jade Pettyjohn (Pure Genius, School of Rock) has been cast as Laura Dern’s daughter in Trial by Fire, a fact-based drama from director Ed Zwick. Jack O’Connell also co-stars in the film, which follows Cameron Todd Willingham, a poor, uneducated heavy metal devotee who was convicted of triple homicide in the arson deaths of his three small children and spent 12 years on death row. Geoffrey Fletcher penned the script, based on the 2009 article in The New Yorker that won David Grann the Polk Award. Zwick’s Bedford Falls is producing with Flashlight Films’ Allyn Stewart & Kipp Nelson, and Alex Soros, the latter of whom is financing.

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Congrats Jade!!

katie   •   July 7,2016

According to Jade’s IMDb page, she booked a new project. The film is called Rufus-2 and is currently in pre-production and is set to be released next February! The film also stars fellow Nick stars Jace Norman and Haley Tju. As of now, we don’t have any other information on the film but I will update everyone once more information is released.