Liam James, the fifteen-year-old who plays Mireille Enos' son on the cult AMC series "The Killing," may not get much of a summer break this year—but before you go feeling all bad for him, you better find out why.
James has just signed on for the lead in "The Way, Way Back," which just so happens to co-star Steve Carell.
Oscar winners Jim Rash and Nat Faxon will direct from a script that made the 2011 Black List (a list of the most popular unproduced screenplays in Hollywood… so it's actually a good thing).
The story follows a kid (James) who must deal with his unattentive mother (Toni Collette) and cheating stepfather (Carell) during summer vacation while working at a water park, Cinema Blend reports. This would be the second time Collette and Carell hooked up on-screen to play a dysfunctional couple. The duo co-starred in "Little Miss Sunshine" way back when.
Though James doesn't have a ton of film experience, this isn't the first time he'll appear on the silver screen. He did have (small-ish) roles in movies including "2012," "AVP: Requiem" (we haven't heard of that either) and "Fred Claus"—hey, you gotta start somewhere.
Filming is slated to start in Massachusetts this summer. Hopefully James will get a chance to enjoy some water park action between takes.