Thesp gets his ‘Irish’ up

Angarano to star in Gann drama

Michael Angarano will star in Brad Gann’s coming-of-age indie drama “Black Irish,” which begins lensing Monday in Boston.

Angarano, who stars opposite Kurt Russell this summer in “Sky High,” will play a 15-year-old who longs to win the attention of his emotionally distant father.

Producers are Intellectual Properties Worldwide production topper J. Todd Harris, Creanspeak Prods.’ Kelly Crean, Purple Princess Prods.’ Jeffrey Orenstein and Moody Street Pictures’ Mark Donadio.

IPW’s Marc Toberoff, Moody Street’s Miriam Marcus and writer-producer Barry Levy are exec producing.

Gann is writer-director on the project. His screenplay credits include “Invincible,” a Walt Disney pic starring Mark Wahlberg that Ericson Core is directing this summer.

In “Black Irish,” Angarano joins a cast that includes Brendan Gleeson, Tom Guiry, Emily Van Camp and Melissa Leo. Angarano also appeared in “Seabiscuit” and “Lords of Dogtown.”

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