Ken Jeong, David Koechner, Tituss Burgess, Peyton List Board 'Departures' (Exclusive)

Ken Jeong, David Koechner, Tituss Burgess, Peyton List Board 'Departures' (Exclusive)

by Rebecca Ford


Asa Butterfield, Maisie Williams, Nina Dobrev and Tyler Hoechlin are starring in the coming-of-age drama.

Ken Jeong, David Koechner, Tituss Burgess and Peyton List have boarded coming-of-age drama Departures, and the cast has been rounded out with the additions of Sonya Walger (The Catch, Lost) and Margot Bingham (The Family, Boardwalk Empire).

The film, directed by Peter Hutchings (The Outcasts) from a script by Fergal Rock, stars Asa Butterfield, Maisie Williams, Nina Dobrev and Tyler Hoechlin.

The story centers on Skye (Williams), a spirited teenager with a terminal illness who befriends Calvin (Butterfield), a 19-year-old hypochondriac working as a baggage handler at the local airport. Calvin helps Skye carry out her eccentric “bucket list” of things to do before she dies. In the process, he learns to confront and conquer his own fears, including falling in love with the beautiful, but seemingly untouchable, Izzy (Dobrev).

Jeong will star as Officer Al, a sympathetic policeman. Koechner plays Bob, Calvin’s supportive father. Hoechlin stars as Frank, Calvin’s older brother, and List stars as Ashley, Skye’s estranged and concerned friend. Burgess plays Julian, a brassy flight attendant; Walger plays Claire, Skye’s heartbroken mother; and Bingham plays Lucy, Frank’s pregnant wife.

The film is being produced by Claude Dal Farra, Brice Dal Farra and Brian Keady for BCDF Pictures; Nicolas Chartier and Alissa Phillips for Voltage Pictures; and Derrick Tseng.

Jeong, who stars on the ABC sitcom Dr. Ken, which he also executive produces, and was most recently seen in Ride Along 2, is repped by CAA and Aligned.

Koechner, known for starring in Anchorman and its sequel, along with recent films Krampus and Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse, is repped by UTA and Brillstein.

List recently joined Anthem of a Reluctant Prophet, a coming-of-age tale that will also star Cameron Monaghan (Shameless). She stars on the Disney series Bunk’d and also played Holly Hills in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid franchise. The actress also was recently seen in the YouTube Red film The Thinning. List is repped by UTA and Untitled.

Burgess stars on the Netflix series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and is repped by APA, Soffer/Namoff, and Peikoff Mahan.

Walger is repped by Gersh and Authentic, and Bingham by UTA and Untitled.