Hulu has rounded out the cast for the pilot of the television adaptation of the novel “Less Than Zero” by out author Bret Easton Ellis, Deadline reports.
“Less Than Zero” tells the story of the rich youth culture in Los Angeles focusing on Clay, a college freshman who returns home to Los Angeles to his ex-girlfriend and his best friend who has plunged into drug addiction.
The novel was adapted into the 1987 film starring Robert Downey Jr., James Spader, Jami Gertz and Andrew McCarthy. Now, it will be remade as a television series for Hulu.
Austin Abrams, known for “The Americans” and “The Walking Dead,” will portray the lead role of Clay. Lily Donoghue (“The Goldbergs,” “Halt and Catch Fire”) will play Clay’s former girlfriend and Cooper Koch will be Clay’s best friend Julian.
Other cast additions include Keenan Jolliff (“The Americans”) as Clay’s friend and drug dealer, Ronen Rubinstein (“Dead of Summer”) as Trent, a model and UCLA student, and James Bloor (“Dunkirk”) as Clay’s college friend.
Craig Wright (“Greenleaf”) will write and executive produce the series.