Indie 'Little Helpers' finds its cast

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Kyle Gallner, Kathryn Morris, Jim Belushi among film's stars

Kyle Gallner, Kathryn Morris, Jim Belushi and Sarah Hyland have signed to star in the coming-of-age indie "Mother's Little Helpers."

Asher Levin wrote the script and is directing.

The picture, which began shooting this week in Los Angeles, centers on a rebellious teen (Gallner) who finds himself at an academy under the guidance an eccentric headmaster who's a former rock 'n' roll roadie. When his time at the academy might be cut short, the teenager discovers a way to afford his new lifestyle and education by becoming an escort catering to the desperate housewives in town.

Also set are Denise Richards, Ryan Pinkston, Maeve Quinlan and Chris Murphy.

Graham Larson is producing under his Lookout Films banner, along with Danny Roth through his StoneBrook Entertainment.

Private investor Mickey Gooch is financing and executive producing. Dave Fleming of Mosaic, Chris Fenton of H2F Entertainment and Mary Alice Haney are co-executive producers.

Gallner, repped by Gersh and Management 360, is one of the stars of the upcoming remake of "A Nightmare on Elm Street." Morris, repped by WME and Mosaic, stars on CBS' "Cold Case."

Belushi, who wrapped his long-running comedy "According to Jim" last year, appears in Roman Polanski's thriller "The Ghost Writer." Hyland, repped by WME and RKM, appears in ABC's "Modern Family."