Weetzie Bat, the imaginative adolescent book about creative kids in LA by Fransceca Lia Block, reads like a film script. So it's exciting that there's a possibility it will finally become a film. While teaching Block's book in Adolescent Literature, I found several Internet sources about the production.
The film has potential for success given the popularity of similar type films for adolescents, especially based on the success of the Stephenie Meyers' Twilight series and Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland. Weetzie Bat, however, is a more poetic, slightly more surreal and perhaps more controversial. Those ingredients have the potential for a big hit if marketed right to teenage girls.
Here is a short video based on film outtakes. 5 min
Link to Brian Gaskill's web page. He is directing the film.
Here's the cast list, with links to their IMDB pages.
Weetzie Bat - Chelsea Staub
Charlie Bat (Weetzie's dad) - Corbin Bernsen
Brandy-Lynn (Weetzie's mom) - Shannon Sturges
Dirk (Weetzie's best friend, who is gay) - Brant Daugherty
Grandma Fifi (Dirk's grandmother) - EG Daily
She will also be reading several other characters as well as singing.
Valentine - Dwight Ewell
He will also be reading several other characters.
Max/secret agent lover man - Aaron Ashmore
Vixxanne - Crystal Mantecon
Buzz Cut - Jason Seitz
He will also be reading several the character of Bam Bam, Duck's friend.
Duck (surfer) - Kurt Collins