Lee Flynn, though initially overshadowed by his brother Boah, has won in life. With a crazy best friend, loving family as well as an offer letter to Berkeley. Joel Courtney, who plays the role of the fun-loving, curly-haired Lee Flynn in The Kissing Booth, is now not far behind as the actor has landed his next lead role in a film that is about pinball.
Courtney has signed the deal to star as the lead in Pinball: The Man Who Saved the Game that begins production in October 2021.
Pinball had been banned in New York for nearly 35 years as the law personnel thought that playing the game would facilitate people to steal money due to the randomness of winning. The film shall revolve around the story of pinball genius Roger Sharpe and his arduous journey to overturn the ban and legalise pinball in New York.
Courtney, who was also seen in J.J. Abrams’ 2011 flick Super 8, is set to star in the MPI-produced film, Pinball: The Man Who Saved the Game as Sharpe, alongside Crystal Reed, known for her roles in Teen Wolf and Swamp Thing.
Produced by Stacey Parks, Rob Pfaltzgraff and Lana Link, the film has been written and directed by Austin and Meredith Bragg. Roger Sharpe and Nick Reid shall serve as executive producers for the highly-anticipated film.
The Bragg Brothers could not stop gushing over their lead stars, talking about the fresh energy, “remarkable talent and warmth” they both shall bring into the project. “We’re thrilled to have them on board to bring Roger’s story to the screen”.
Courtney is currently busy with the production of Trish Sie’s upcoming Netflix film Players, starring the likes of Gina Rodriguez, Tom Ellis, Liza Koshy, Augustus Phew and more. He shall soon be seen in the final instalment of Netflix’s The Kissing Booth trilogy that shall release on August 11, 2021, bringing an end to Lee and Elle’s friendship saga and adventures.