Cassavetes revs ‘Ritchie’

Johansson drama stars Zegers, Rowlands

HOLLYWOOD — Nick Cassavetes is producing “The Incredible Mrs. Ritchie,” a drama that stars Kevin Zegers and Gena Rowlands. Pic, the feature writing and directing bow of Paul Johansson, also stars Leslie Hope, David Schofield and James Caan.

Zegers, who most recently wrapped the thriller “Wrong Turn,” portrays a troubled youth who develops an unlikely friendship with a widow (Rowlands) that changes their lives and allows him to reveal a troubling secret.

Cassavetes produces the pic with Chad Oakes. Pic is now in production in Calgary.

Financing for “Ritchie” includes presales through Kathy Morgan Intl. as well as a television presale to Showtime Networks.

Credits for Zegers, who is repped by Innovative Artists and managed by Evolution Entertainment, also include the “Air Bud” franchise.

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