Method Man digs 'Mortician' role
'Precious' actress Angelic Zambrana also cast in drama picMore AFM news
SANTA MONICA -- Hip-hop star Method Man ("The Wackness") and Angelic Zambrana ("Precious") have joined the cast for "The Mortician 3D."
Billed as a gritty, urban drama, the backers also said they are in talks with Edward Furlong ("American History X") to join the cast.
"Mortician" is produced by New York label Belladonna Prods.' Rene Bastian, Linda Moran and Adam Folk, the team behind "Transamerica," and U.K.-based Full Circle Films.
The picture is set to shoot this month in Louisiana.
The film also counts Molinare and the U.K.'s Film and Music Entertainment as backing partners and is being repped at AFM by startup sales and finance house Stealth Media Group.
The $6 million project is written and will be helmed by Gareth Maxwell Roberts and produced by Rhys Thomas.
SMG was formed in November 2008 by Sean O'Kelly, founder of Go for It Entertainment with film producers Michael Cowan and Jason Piette of Spice Factory.
"The Mortician 3D" marks the first project to attract funding from MediaPro, which was recently launched as a minimum guarantee cashpool with an exclusive relationship with Stealth Media.