'Lost in Space' Star Maxwell Jenkins Joins Mark Wahlberg in 'Good Joe Bell'
'Brokeback Mountain' writers Diana Ossana and Larry McMurtry penned the screenplay.
Maxwell Jenkins, one of the stars of Netflix series Lost in Space, will join Good Joe Bell, starring Mark Wahlberg and Connie Britton.
Brokeback Mountain writers Diana Ossana and Larry McMurtry penned the project, which chronicles the true story of Oregon father Joe Bell (Wahlberg), who sets out on a walk across America with his son, Jadin (played by Reid Miller). Jenkins will play Joseph Bell, the younger brother of Jadin.
Reinaldo Marcus Green, the filmmaker behind 2018 Sundance feature Monsters and Men, will direct.
Daniela Taplin Lundberg of Stay Gold, Riva Marker and Jake Gyllenhaal of Nine Stories, Eva Maria Daniels of Vision Chaos, Cary Fukunaga of Parliament of Owls, and Ryan Ahrens of Argent Pictures will produce, along with Wahlberg and Stephen Levinson.
Argent Pictures and Hercules Film Fund are co-financing the film, with Jill Ahrens, Ben Renzo, Tony Parker, Derrick Brooks, Michael Finley and Drew Brees exec producing. Ossana and McMurtry are also executive producing. Paris Kassidokostas-Latsis, Terry Dougas and Jean-Luc De Fanti are executive producing for Hercules and Rhea Films.
Endeavor Content is handling worldwide sales for the project, which will shoot this month in Utah.
Jenkins, whose other credits include A Family Man and Netflix’s Sense8, is repped by Innovative Artists, Luber Roklin and Myman Greenspan.