'Shameless' Actor Nabs Starring Role in DreamWorks' 'Glimmer'

Jeremy Allen White  Shameless 2012
The found footage sci-fi project is looking to begin shooting this summer in Pittsburgh.

Shameless star Jeremy Allen White will star in Glimmer, DreamWorks’ found-footage time-travel project being directed by Ringan Ledwidge.

Mark Sourian and Adam Kolbrenner are producing the movie, which is competing with a similar-themed Paramount project being produced by Michael Bay titled Almanac.

Glimmer, written by Carter Blanchard and Josh Schwartz, revolves around a group of teenagers that takes a camping trip to investigate a series of missing persons. The teens end up discovering a portal that takes them back in time and traps them during the 1970s.

White will play the lead boy, haunted by the disappearance of his brother.

A summer start in Pittsburgh is being planned for the production, which is budgeted in the $15 million range.

White has co-starred in the acclaimed Showtime dramedy Shameless for three seasons; while he’s made appearances in various indies, Glimmer would be his biggest film to date.