Trio play ‘Ball’

Teen indie drama sets cast

Ludacris, Emilie De Ravin and Nick Cannon are starring in the indie ensemble drama “Ball Don’t Lie,” produced by Michael Roiff.

Grayson T. Boucher is in the lead role as a teen basketball prodigy striving to deal with life on the streets.

Brin Hall is directing “Ball Don’t Lie,” written by Hill and Matt de la Pena, who penned the novel of the same name. Rosanna Arquette, Ricardo Chavira, Steve Harris, Evan Parke, Harold Perrineau, James Pickens Jr., Dania Ramirez, Matthew St. Patrick, Cress Williams, Mykelti Williamson and Robert Wisdom also star.

De Ravin has a starring role on “Lost” and is attached to indie feature “The Perfect Game” (Daily Variety, June 5).

Next up for Cannon are indies “Day of the Dead” and “American Son.”

Ludacris has Warner Bros.’ “Fred Claus” upcoming.

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