William H. Macy, John Leguizamo, Felicity Huffman Join Ensemble Indie 'Stealing Cars'
Rachel Winter, a producer behind Matthew McConaughey's "Dallas Buyers Club," has shepherded the drama for 14 years.
Mike Epps, Felicity Huffman, John Leguizamo, William H. Macy, Paul Sparks and Emory Cohen are starring in the ensemble feature Stealing Cars, an indie being produced by Rachel Winter, a producer of awards season darling Dallas Buyers Club.
Dan Keston is also producing the drama while Steve Levinson and Mark Wahlberg are executive producing, as is Erika Hampson.
Cars, inspired by true events, "tells the story of a tragic car accident that sends a confident yet rebellious teen (played by Cohen) spiraling downward into the grim injustice of the juvenile penal system, where he encounters brutal conflicts and life-affirming friendships, ultimately finding self-forgiveness and renewed hope,” according to its logline. Will Aldis and Steve Mackall wrote the script.
The movie, being directed by documentary filmmaker Bradley Kaplan, is currently in production in New York.
Cars has been at least 14 years in the making, and was at one point set up at Warner Bros. Jon Amiel and Chad Michael Murray were on board as director and star respectively in one iteration. (Winter's Dallas Buyers Club took almost a decade to produce, along with Robbie Bremer.)
Cohen appeared in NBC’s Smash and also opposite Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper in The Place Beyond the Pines. He is repped by CAA and Harvest Talent. Leguizamo, who last appeared in Kick-Ass 2, is repped by UTA, Silver Lining Entertainment and Sloan, Offer. Epps last appeared in The Hangover III and is repped by CAA, Industry Entertainment and Morris, Yorn. Huffman is repped by CAA, while Macy is repped by WME. Sparks plays Mickey Doyle on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and is repped by Gersh and One Entertainment.