A diverse mix of actors has joined Unified Pictures’ music drama Rudderless.
Billy Crudup, Anton Yelchin, Selena Gomez and Laurence Fishburne have signed on to star alongside Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy in the film, which is Macy’s directorial debut.
The film, about the power of a parent’s love, follows a grieving father in a downward spiral who stumbles across a box of his deceased son’s original music. He forms a band, hoping to find peace in the wake of his loss.
The screenplay was adapted by Casey Twenter and Jeff Robison from the original story they wrote with Macy. The film is being produced by Keith Kjarval through his Unified Pictures production/finance banner. Brad Greiner, through his Amberdale production banner, also is producing alongside Kjarval and Unified.
Principal photography will begin in Oklahoma in April. Radiant Films International is handling foreign sales.
Crudup, whose credits include Almost Famous and Watchmen, is repped by CAA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners. Yelchin, who will appear in Star Trek Into Darkness as Pavel Chekov, is repped by CAA and Todd Shemarya Artists. Gomez, who recently made a splash in the raunchy indie Spring Breakers, is repped by CAA and LH7 Management. Fishburne, who will appear in Man of Steel, is repped by Paradigm and Landmark Artists Management.
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