Fox, Miner take 'Street' for Insomnia


NEW YORK -- Vivica A. Fox and Rachel Miner will star and Laura Ramsey and Toby Hemingway are in final negotiations to star in York Shackleton's "Street," the true story of a 16-year-old runaway, from producer Insomnia Media Group.

Fox will portray a woman who helps and mentors Lexi (Ramsey), a girl with a troubled mother, a convict father and a caring sister (Miner). After running away with a boyfriend who ends up abusing her, she finds shelter and love with a drug-addicted street kid (Hemingway) who teaches her how to survive in a tough Portland, Ore., neighborhood.

Jeff Bowler, Bret Saxon and Ari Palitz are producing "Street" for Insomnia. Shackleton's Auteur Entertainment is co-producing; Shackleton wrote the script, which is based on the life of co-producer Kristen Jensen. Luke Goss ("Hellboy 2") is executive producing. William Morris is repping sales.

Insomnia, a production and talent management outfit founded by Bowler and Saxon, produced Zak Penn's mockumentary "The Grand" with Eleven Eleven Films. After its premiere at this year's Tribeca Film Festival, the ensemble comedy starring Woody Harrelson, Michael McKean, David Cross and Werner Herzog was picked up for worldwide distribution by Anchor Bay Entertainment.

Insomnia reps Shackleton, who has acted in such films as "I Know What You Did Last Winter" and shot to stardom as a professional snowboarder.

Fox's credits include the two "Kill Bill" films, "Soul Food" and the upcoming "Three Can Play That Game." She is repped by APA and manager Lita Richardson of L. Richardson Entertainment.

Miner has appeared in "The Black Dahlia," "Cult" and "Bully." She is repped by Paradigm and Insomnia.

Ramsey, who is repped by CAA and Roklin Management, starred in "The Covenant," "She's the Man" and the upcoming "The Ruins."

Hemingway stared in "Covenant" and the upcoming "The Feast of Love." He is repped by ICM and Sonesta Entertainment.