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Directed by Joel Schumacher
Written by Screenplay:
Jordan Melamed
Nick McDonell
Starring Chace Crawford
Emma Roberts
Kiefer Sutherland
Rory Culkin
Esti Ginzburg
Music by Nathan Larson
Cinematography Steven Fierberg
Editing by Paul Zucker
Country United States
Language English

Twelve is an upcoming film directed by Joel Schumacher. The film was written by Jordan Melamed, adapted from the novel of the same name by Nick McDonell. The film tells a story of drug addiction, violence and sex among wealthy teenagers from Manhattan's Upper East Side. The film will premiere at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.[1]


Plot summary

Twelve is the story of 17-year-old White Mike, the privileged son of a restaurant tycoon. His mother succumbed to breast cancer several years before the film begins. White Mike is a drug dealer who has taken his senior year in high school off to sell drugs to his wealthy peers. When he is not selling drugs he is reminiscing of his childhood and philosophizing about a world he feels he is not a part of. The title of the film refers to a new designer drug which the protagonist of the novel, White Mike, sells. The drug is referred to as a cross between cocaine and ecstasy.


  • Chace Crawford as White Mike, a philosophical 17 year old drug dealer who roams the streets of New York, peddling marijuana to rich teens. His mother died of cancer before the novel begins and his father is almost never around, leaving White Mike to his own devices. White Mike is very intelligent and never uses drugs or alcohol. Wears an overcoat and jeans. He is the cousin of Charlie with whom he spent much time in their childhood.
  • Emma Roberts as Molly, a friend of White Mike's who does not know he is a drug dealer. Very pure, never uses drugs or goes to parties.
  • Kiefer Sutherland as Lionel, a murderous drug dealer who supplies White Mike with Twelve. Described as having yellow and brown bloodshot eyes.
  • Charlie Saxton as Mark Rothko. Mark and his mate, Timmy, are two wigger boys who buy marijuana from White Mike. Mark Rothko and Timmy both speak in exaggerated hip-hop slang.
  • Rory Culkin as Hunter, White Mike's closest friend. He is described as a beefy kid who often plays basketball at the rec center with black kids.
  • Jermaine Crawford as Nana
  • Billy Magnussen as Claude, a psychopath, gun nut and ex-cocaine abuser who collects bladed weapons, which he buys from a shop in Chinatown.
  • Emily Meade as Jessica, a plain girl who frequents many parties and becomes addicted to the drug Twelve.
  • Esti Ginzburg as Sara Ludlow, the hottest girl in school. Sara is highly promiscuous and uses her feminine traits to get what she wants.
  • Jeremy Allen White as Charlie, White Mike's cousin, who got him into drug dealing.

Other cast members


  1. ^ McCarthy, Todd (December 3, 2009). "Sundance unveils complete lineup". Variety. Retrieved on December 8, 2009.
  2. ^ Monsters & Critics, (April 6, 2009)

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