Chi McBride, Gabrielle Anwar, Bow Wow, Evan Ross and Max Thieriot have signed up to star in the independent black comedy Driving Lessons. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Selma Blair is currently in negotiations to star as a lesbian high school teacher who is having an affair with a student (Madeline Zima).
Thieriot will star as the religious, right-wing teenage son of Bunnie (Hope Davis), a woman given a second chance at her unhappy marriage to Jack (Dermot Mulroney) after losing her memory. It conveniently helps her forget an interracial affair with her burly next-door neighbor Simon (McBride).
Ross will star as Simon's son, and actor-rapper Bow Wow and Jermaine Williams will play wannabe thugs who complicate everyone's lives.
Filming for Driving Lessons is scheduled to start next month on location in Los Angeles.