The 21-year-old Aussie actor will play the best friend and comrade-in-arms to Austin Stowell, whose stateside girlfriend (Aimee Teegarden) dumps him. Together, they go AWOL and return to their Michigan hometown to win her back.
AWOL is set amidst the anti-war counterculture movement at the University of Michigan. The flick, to be directed by Danny Mooneyâ€™, will start production in Ann Arbor in mid-July.
Max Adler, Chris Lowell and Teresa Palmer are also in talks for the film.