Robbie Amell has landed a new movie role in a YA novel adaptation.

The star of Upload and The Flash will both star in and produce Float, based on a novel by Kate Marchant, which originated on Wattpad.

The story has racked up 25.5 million reads on the site and is one of Wattpad’s the most popular teen romance stories.


Float follows 17-year-old Waverly who after her parents’ messy divorce finds herself yanked from her comfortable life in Alaska to spend the summer at her aunt’s beach house in Florida. There she clashes with her arrogant jaded beach bum neighbour named Blake (Amell).

“Kate wrote such an incredibly touching and relatable love story. I hope the fans are as excited as I am to see these characters come to life,” Amell said in a statement.

Aron Levitz, head of Wattpad Studios, added: “With a global fanbase and millions of reads, Float is an incredible story that audiences everywhere will fall in love with.”

Amell is currently starring in Amazon Prime’s new series Upload, which showrunner Greg Daniels recently revealed is currently in production for its second season.

“We’re right in the middle of writing it so I don’t want to get into too many specifics in case the plans change,” Greg admitted. “But there’s going to be a lot more new tech, we’re going to find out more about the ‘Luds’ and their community.”