Alpha Dog: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Justin Timberlake and Emile Hirsch are teaming to star in the Nick Cassavetes-directed Alpha Dog, one of three feature film projects in varying stages of production from Sidney Kimmel Entertainment.
The company, previously based in New York, opened a Beverly Hills office today with several new executive hires and the intent of producing and financing up to 10 indie films per year. Sharon Stone is set for a featured role in Alpha Dog, which has an October 25the start date.
SKE's other two films are Joshua Michael Stern's Neverwas and Bart Freundlich's Trust the Man.
New Line Cinema is on board to distribute "Alpha Dog," which is inspired by the real-life story of Jesse James Hollywood, a drug dealer -- to be played by Hirsch -- who became one of the youngest men ever to be on the FBI's most wanted list. Timberlake is attached to play the best friend of Hirsch's character, while Stone will play the mother of one of the film's leads. Other casting is expected to be announced shortly.