We were informed by Modercine that Mae Whitman has NOT been cast in The Girl Next Door. Instead, Blythe Auffarth (Veronica Mars) has been cast as the film’s protagonist, Meg Loughlin. Mae Whitman isn’t even attached to the project. In the adaptation of the jack Ketchum novel, a teenage girl is held captive and brutally tortured by neighborhood children. Based on a true story, this shocking novel reveals the depravity of which we are all capable. Blanche Baker, Blythe Auffarth and Daniel Manche also star in the Gregory Wilson directed pic.