Justine Skye, Seann William Scott to Star in Keanu Reeves Exec-Produced 'Green Dolphin' (Exclusive)
Tyler Dean Flores also will star in the coming-of-age road movie.
Justine Skye, Tyler Dean Flores and Seann William Scott have been cast in the coming-of-age road movie Green Dolphin, written and directed by Chris Kenneally.
Green Dolphin follows 15-year-old Robinson (Flores) and 20-year-old Keesha (Skye) as they venture cross-country in an attempt to escape the grasp of abusive foster parent and drug-dealer Martin (Scott). When they break down midway, Keesha and Robinson discover a new family that could turn their lives around.
The film is produced by Russell Geyser of RainMaker Films, Jordan Yale Levine and Jordan Beckerman of Yale Productions, and Shruti Ganguly of Honto88. Keanu Reeves and Clay Pecorin serve as executive producers. Production will begin in July.
Green Dolphin marks the narrative feature debut for writer-director Kenneally, who previously directed the feature documentary Side by Side, which featured interviews with iconic directors, including Martin Scorsese, George Lucas, David Lynch and Richard Linklater. Reeves worked with Kenneally on that project as a producer and narrator of the film.
"I could not be more pleased to have Justine and Tyler on board to bring our central characters, Keesha and Robinson, to life on film," said Kenneally. "They are remarkably gifted, rising talents, and I can't wait to see them work opposite Seann William Scott, whose challenging role allows him to show off his dramatic chops."
R&B singer-songwriter Skye makes her feature debut with the project. Signed to Roc Nation Records, Skye most recently released the EP 8 Ounces and is currently working on her debut album. She is represented by ICM Partners, SupaNova Management and MBK Entertainment.
Flores previously appeared in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises and in TV series such as Blindspot and Chicago Fire. He's repped by CESD.
Along with roles in hit comedies — Role Models, The Rundown, Old School, Goon and the American Pie franchise — Scott will next be seen starring in the sequel Goon 2: Last of the Enforcers, coming out this September. He's repped by ICM Partners, 3 Arts, and legal firm Sloane, Offer.
Reeves added, "Chris and I first started discussing the concept for Green Dolphin when we worked together on Side by Side. This is a true passion project for me and Chris, and we're so thrilled to get started on production."