Rade Serbedzija (“The Quiet American”) has been cast as the lead in 2 Loop Films’ “The Optimist.”
He will play a Russian-Jewish clarinet player in the film for helmer Marius Balchunas and producer Scott Sturgeon, who co-wrote the screenplay. Leelee Sobieski and Shane West also star. Lensing is slated for June.
Serbedzija is filming Revolution’s “The Fog” opposite Tom Welling and Maggie Grace. He just wrapped Warner Bros.’ “Batman Begins” and NBC Universal pilot “Fathom.”