Netflix has closed a world rights deal for Dude, the Olivia Milch-directed coming-of-age comedy that stars Lucy Hale (Pretty Little Liars), Kathryn Prescott (To the Bone), Alexandra Shipp (Straight Outta Compton) and Awkwafina (Neighbors 2). Milch, who co-wrote Ocean’s 8, wrote the script.
The actresses play four best girlfriends in the last two weeks of their senior year of high school. It’s a grounded comedy about dealing with the first real losses in life — leaving your best friends and contemplating death and the passage of time, that odd mixture of grief and nostalgia experienced by young people as they try to understand these losses. It is also about getting stoned with your friends in your car while listening to hip-hop.