Actor has 'Perfect' pitch
Clifton Collins Jr. is starring in indie feature “The Perfect Game,” which Prelude Pictures is producing.Cheech Marin, Emilie de Ravin, Lou Gossett Jr., Bruce McGill and Patricia Manterola round out the cast. William Dear (“Angels in the Outfield”) is directing the pic from a script by W. William Winokur. Collins plays former baseball player Cesar Faz, who returns home to Mexico, defeated by the racism of the Major Leagues. He coaches a local youth league team, leading them all the way to the Little League World Series. Richard M. DeVos Sr. and Helen DeVos exec produce. Producers are Mark W. Koch, Daniel de Liege, David Salzberg and Christian Tureaud. Pic, set in 1957 and based on a true story, begins L.A. lensing June 15. Mexico shoots are already completed. Collins most recently wrapped Jonas Akerlund’s “Horsemen” and Christine Jeffs’ “Sunshine Cleaning.” He stars next in “Still Waters,” directed by Carolyn Miller. Collins is repped by WMA and managed by Roar.