'Fault in Our Stars' Actor Joins Naomi Watts in Transgender Drama 'Three Generations'

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Sam Trammell

Elle Fanning and Susan Sarandon will co-star

Sam Trammell has joined Naomi Watts, Elle Fanning and Susan Sarandon in the transgender drama Three Generations.

Gaby Dellal is directing the indie, which Nikole Beckwith wrote from an original idea by Dellal. It centers on a New York City teen, Ray (Fanning), who has decided to transition from female to male and the impact of her decision on her single mother (Watts) and her grandmother (Sarandon), a music manager living with her lesbian partner and having her own conflict with Ray’s mother. Tate Donovan will co-star as a boyfriend of Ray's mother.

Trammell will play the younger brother of Donovan's character. He's the more free-spirited of the siblings and works in construction. 

The actor recently appeared in The Fault in Our Stars, playing the father of Shailene Woodley's cancer-stricken teen in the hit tearjerker. He also starred as Sam Merlotte in HBO's True Blood. His upcoming projects include Amazon's pilot Cocked, in which he plays the lead, and the indie psychological drama White Rabbit. He's repped by Innovative.

Dorothy Berwin of InFilm Productions will produce Three Generations with Big Beach co-founders Peter Saraf and Marc Turtletaub. Big Beach is the production company behind well-regarded indie features including Little Miss Sunshine, the time-travel dramedy Safety Not Guaranteed and the Sundance hit The Kings of Summer

Watts will executive produce with Leah Holzer and Daniele Melia of Big Beach and Peter Pastorelli.

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