Billy Campbell Joins Matthew Lillard's Directorial Debut

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Billy Campbell, left, and Matthew Lillard

"Fat Kid Rules the World" also stars Jacob Wysocki and Matt O'Leary.

Billy Campbell has joined the cast of Fat Kid Rules the World, Matthew Lillard’s directorial debut, which is currently shooting in Seattle.

The film, based on K. L. Going’s young adult novel of the same name, stars Jacob Wysocki as a friendless, overweight teen who is saved from committing suicide by a chance encounter with an 18-year-old punk rocker, played by Matt O’Leary.

Campbell will play the father to Wysocki’s character. The actor, who was must recently seen in AMC’s The Killing, is repped by CAA and KLWG Entertainment.

Fat Kid is a Whitewater Films production, with a screenplay by Michael Galvin and Peter Speakman.  Producers are Rick Rosenthal and Nick Morton of Whitewater, Lillard, Jennifer Maas, Jane Charles, Evan Wasserstrom and Talan Toriero