Ross lines up for Bray drama


NEW YORK -- Evan Ross will star opposite Cuba Gooding Jr. in Kevin Bray's Mexican border-patrol drama "Linewatch."

Ross, recently cast in Tony Kaye's drama "Black Water Transit," will play Little Boy, the nephew of border-patrol agent and one-time Los Angeles gang member Michael Dixon (Gooding). The two shared a strong bond before Dixon disappeared from Los Angeles, leaving Little Boy to join the gang and seek out a psychotic member as his surrogate father. When a chance encounter leads the gang to Dixon, the agent is forced to take extreme measures to protect his family.

The Motion Picture Corporation of America production, shooting on location in New Mexico, is produced by Brad Krevoy and Karri O'Reilly.

Ross, the son of Diana Ross, recently appeared in Lionsgate's "Pride," HBO Films' "Life Support," Warner Bros. Pictures' "ATL" and the upcoming "Life Is Hot in Cracktown." Gooding's credits include Sony Pictures' "Jerry Maguire," for which he won the best supporting actor Oscar; DreamWorks/Paramount Pictures' "Norbit"; the upcoming Sony Pictures' "Daddy Day Camp"; Universal Pictures' "American Gangster"; and "Harold" for City Lights Pictures and M.E.G.A Films.

Bray's credits include "All About the Benjamins" and the 2004 remake of "Walking Tall." MPCA feature productions include "Undisputed," "Kingpin," "Boat Trip" and "Albino Alligator."

Ross is repped by Innovative Artists, manager Adam Griffin of Kritzer Levine Wilkins Entertainment and attorney Cliff Gilbert-Lurie of Ziffren Brittenham Branca Fischer Gilbert-Lurie Stiffelman Cook Johnson Lande & Wolf. Gooding is repped by CAA, Michael Rosenberg of 3 Arts Entertainment and Ralph Brescia of Bloom Hergott Cook Diemer & Klein.