According to Variety, Michael Angarano will star in Brad Gann's coming-of-age indie drama Black Irish, which begins lensing Monday in Boston.

Angarano, who stars opposite Kurt Russell this summer in Sky High, will play a 15-year-old who longs to win the attention of his emotionally distant father.

Gann is writer-director on the project. His screenplay credits include "Invincible," a Walt Disney pic starring Mark Wahlberg that Ericson Core is directing this summer.

In "Black Irish," Angarano joins a cast that includes Brendan Gleeson, Tom Guiry, Emily Van Camp and Melissa Leo. Angarano also appeared in Seabiscuit and Lords of Dogtown.