The comedy follows a teenage boy (Liam James), who forms a friendship with a local water-park manager (Sam Rockwell). In one summer's time, this new friend helps him come face to face with his abusive stepfather (Steve Carell) and repair his relationship with his mother (Toni Collette).
The Descendants writers Nat Faxon and Jim Rash are directing the project, as well as playing a pair of water park employees.
The film begins shooting next week in Massachusetts.
The Way, Way Back comes to theaters July 5th, 2013 and stars AnnaSophia Robb, Sam Rockwell, Steve Carell, Amanda Peet, Allison Janney, Toni Collette, Maya Rudolph, Rob Corddry. The film is directed by Nat Faxon, Jim Rash.