Not wasting much time mounting her sophomore film, actress-director Carlson Young is moving from horror fantasy world of The Blazing World into the difficult-to-navigate waters of mixing professional with personal. Deadline reports that production has already began on Upgraded – a rom-com featuring the likes of Camila Mendes and Archie Renaux (who’ll next be seen in The Greatest Beer Run Ever). Filming will take place in both London and New York City.
Written by Christine Lenig, Justin Matthews & Luke Roberts, aspiring art intern Ana (Mendes) is invited on a last-minute work trip to London by her brilliant but intimidating super boss, meeting the handsome and wealthy William (Renaux) on the plane. Set in both London and New York City, the rom-com chronicles the trials and tribulations of balancing work, romance and following your dreams.
Gulfstream Pictures’ Bill Bindley and Mike Karz are producing, along with Lena Roklin for Luber Roklin Entertainment, Piers Tempest for Tempo Productions, and Karl Hall. Mendes is joined as an exec producer on the project by Rachel Matthews, Josie Rosen and Matt Williams.