It’s not unusual that experienced actors on the set would normally be jealous of a newcomer in a starring role. I’m not saying this will going to happen, just saying it could be a possibility as Mary-Louise Parker ( Red), Ving Rhames (Piranha 3D) and James Woods (Straw Dogs) have joined newcomer Spencer LoFranco on the cast of Trevor White’s directorial debut Jamesy Boy.
Indie prison drama Jamesy Boy, set to begin March 4th in Baltimore is being toplined by LoFranco in the role of young prisoner. White co-wrote the script with Lane Shandgett.
Inspired by the real life of troubled teenager James Burns, the film tells the story of a young suburban street gang member who gets sent to a maximum-security prison surrounded by most hardened criminals. Once inside, he strikes up an unlikely friendship with a convicted murderer who ends up becoming the boy’s mentor ‘and ultimately defines and changes the course of his life.’
Woods will play a jail authority at a detention center while Parker will play the boy’s mom. Rhames is a convict who becomes the boy’s mentor, while Salazar is a girl the young man falls for.
Parker and the rest of the cast of Showtime’s Weeds are gearing up for next season and will join Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges for Robert Schwentke’s adaptation of the graphic novel R.I.P.D.