WestEnd Films boards family adaptation ‘The Boy At The Back Of The Class’

Screenwriter is Tim John

UK sales outfit WestEnd Films has boarded worldwide sales for family feature The Boy At The Back Of The Class, based on Onjali Q Rauf’s 2018 children’s book of the same name. Stephen Herek – the US filmmaker behind 101 Dalmatians and Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure – is to direct.

The screenplay will be penned by A Streetcat Named Bob screenwriter Tim John. Guardians Of The Galaxy actor Laura Haddock is attached to star.

When a mysterious new boy called Ahmet joins nine-year-old Alexa’s school, Alexa and her group of classmates befriend him. As Alexa learns that Ahmet is a refugee, separated from his family, she and her friends will do anything they can to help, and come up with a plan to reunite him with his family.