Trio laces up for 'Skateland'
Greene, Ramm, LeGros on board; Fernandez circling"Twilight" star Ashley Greene, Haley Ramm and James LeGros are rolling into Anthony Burns' 1980s-era coming-of-age drama "Skateland."
Shiloh Fernandez is in final negotiations to play Ritchie Wheeler, a teen forced out of a job when his small-town roller rink shuts down. He faces tough decisions about his future, his parents' divorce and complicated relationships with friends Brent (co-screenwriter Heath Freeman) and Kenny (Taylor Handley), his sister Mary (Ramm) and Brent's sister Michelle (Greene). LeGros plays Brent and Michelle's father.
Justin Gilley, Victor Moyers and Nicholas Jayanty are producing the Reversal Films/Freeman Film feature. Exec producer Brandon Freeman wrote the screenplay with his brother Heath and Burns.
The independently financed "Skateland" begins production this month in Louisiana. Fernandez next appears in "Cadillac Records."
Greene, Fernandez and Ramm are repped by Innovative. LeGros is repped by IFA. Handley is repped by Endeavor.