It was announced today that Billy Crudup (Almost Famous, Watchmen), Anton Yelchin (Star Trek, Terminator Salvation, Like Crazy), Selena Gomez (Spring Breakers) and Laurence Fishburne (The Matrix trilogy, Contagion, Man of Steel) will star alongside William H. Macy (Fargo) and Felicity Huffman (Desperate Housewives) in Unified Pictures' music drama Rudderless. Macy is making his feature directorial debut with Rudderless.
The film is being produced by Keith Kjarval through his Unified Pictures production/finance banner.
Rudderless is a musical drama about the power of a parent's love. When a grieving father in a downward spiral stumbles across a box of his deceased son's original music, he forms a band, hoping to find peace in the wake of his tragic loss.
Casey Twenter and Jeff Robison adapted the screenplay from the original story they wrote with William H. Macy. Brad Greiner, through his Amberdale production banner, is also producing alongside Kjarval and Unified.
Principal photography will commence this April in Oklahoma. Radiant International is handling foreign sales on the film.
Here's what producer Keith Kjarval had to say in a statement.
"Bill Macy is a profoundly talented artist and to surround him with such a diverse variety of tremendous actors makes us extremely confident this film will deliver on every level."
Kjarval's Unified Pictures has two films premiering in the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival - the thriller A Single Shot, directed by David M. Rosenthal, starring Sam Rockwell, William H. Macy and Jeffrey Wright, and the dark comedy Trust Me, directed by and starring Clark Gregg, alongside Amanda Peet, Molly Shannon, Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy, Allison Janney and Sam Rockwell.