Tye Sheridan (Mud, The Tree of Life) is set to star opposite John Travolta in heist film The Forger, to be directed by Philip Martin, it was announced today by producers and co-financiers Code Entertainment's Al Corley and Bart Rosenblatt and Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel of The Solution Entertainment Group.

The Forger, currently in pre-production, will start principal photography in Boston in October.

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Code's Al Corley, Bart Rosenblatt, and Eugene Musso will produce the film along with Prospect Park's Rob Carliner. Jonathan Dana and Randi Michel will executive produce alongside The Solution's Myles Nestel and Lisa Wilson. Anson Downes and Linda Favila will serve as co-executive producers.

Written by Richard D'Ovidio (The Call), The Forger tells the story of a former child art prodigy and second generation petty thief, Ray Cutter (Travolta) who arranges to buy his way out of prison to spend time with his ailing son, Will Cutter (Sheridan), only to be forced to change his plans and commit one last big job for the syndicate who financed his early release.

Here's what producer Al Corley had to say about the new casting addition.

"Tye Sheridan is an actor of tremendous depth and truth who is blessed with the rare talent to inspire. We are thrilled and fortunate to welcome him to The Forger family."

Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel also released their own joint statement.

"Tye Sheridan is a gifted young actor who showed his full acting range in this year's Mud. He is the perfect counterpart to star opposite John Travolta in the film and we can't wait to see their chemistry on screen."