The romantic comedy The Last Summer is coming to shoot in Northeast Ohio and the production is looking for local actors and actresses.

The film, about a group of high school friends during the summer before college, stars KJ Apa, best known for playing Archie Andrews on the TV series Riverdale.

The Last Summer will start filming in Cleveland in early May, according to the Greater Cleveland Film Commission, which made the announcement Wednesday. Local casting is being handled by Lillian Pyles Casting. For more details, go to: http:/lillianpylescasting.com/wp/.

The film is looking to cast at least 25 characters, according to the Pyles website, ranging in age from six to 60. In addition to named characters, they are also hoping to cast Slick Trader, Hot Woman, Pretty Girl, Drunk Guy and Sweater Boy, among others. The site says the shoot will take place from May 7 to June 7.

Apa, who co-stars in Riverdale with Cleveland native Lili Reinhart, won praise in 2017 for playing Ethan, the teen version of Dennis Quaid’s character in A Dog’s Purpose. Also on board thus far for The Last Summer are Jacob Latimore (Detroit) and Maia Mitchell (The Fosters).

The film is being directed by William Bindley (Madison), who co-wrote the script.

The Last Summer is being financed by Gulfstream Pictures, according to the Film Commission announcement, from President and CEO Ivan Schwarz. Mike Karz and Wayne Rice are producing, and the executive producer is Mark B. Johnson, who has worked on several film shoots in Greater Cleveland, including Fear Clinic, Criminal Activities and Miss Meadows.

The Last Summer “follows a group of high school grads as they spend their last summer before college on the precipice,” according to the Film Commission. “The movie features several intersecting stories as its characters wrestle with love lost and love found.”

The film is set in Chicago, according to Variety. No word yet on a release date, though it will likely hit theaters in 2019.

Clint O’Connor covers pop culture. He can be reached at 330-996-3582 or coconnor@thebeaconjournal.com. Follow him on Twitter @ClintOMovies.