Marc Forby is directing from a script by Tom Dibble. Campbell plays a washed-up former country rock star who’s kidnapped by a young autistic man portrayed by Frecheville (“Animal Kingdom”), with the belief that his dying caregiver can only be cured by the star performing.
The cast features Annabeth Gish (“Sons of Anarchy”), Missi Pyle (“Gone Girl”), G.W. Bailey and Judge Reinhold. The film also features original songs by Christopher Nicholas Bangs.
“Highly Functional” is produced by Nigel Thomas of Matador Pictures, Kaila York from Headlong Entertainment and Robert Menzies of Zed Filmworks and backed in part by Gloucester Place Films. After three weeks in New Mexico, the shoot will be completed in Canada in mid-December.
Campbell is best known for starring in Sam Raimi’s “Evil Dead” series and on USA Network’s “Burn Notice.”
Campbell is represented by APA and Jacobson Russell Saltz Nassim & de la Torre. Frecheville is represented in the deal by UTA, The Schiff Company, and Sloane, Offer, Weber and Dern.