James Caan, Louis Gossett Jr. Join 'A Fighting Man'

REP SHEET: James Caan
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Caan, best known for his Oscar-nominated performance in "The Godfather," has signed with Paradigm.

The Canadian indie has started production in Toronto, with Kim Coates and Dominic Purcell co-starring.

TORONTO – James Caan, Louis Gossett Jr. and Kim Coates have jumped on board the Canadian boxing movie A Fighting Man by writer/director Damian Lee.

The indie, which started shooting in Toronto this week, also stars Dominic Purcell, Famke Janssen, Adam Beach, Michael Ironside and Sheila McCarthy.

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The picture from Rollercoaster Entertainment and Vortex Words + Pictures is produced by Gary Howsam and Bill Marks, with Jeff Sackman executive producing.

A Fighting Man portrays two men who meet head to head in the ring for a fight that will change their lives.

Lee's recent directing credits include A Dark Truth, which starred Andy Garcia, Eva Longoria and Forest Whitaker and the upcoming Breakout, starring Brendan Fraser and Dominic Purcell.