The Oscar-nominated thesp has signed on to play the father of a 35-year-old woman named Ruth who fakes being pregnant so she can fit in with her friends.
Working from a comedic script by star Sonja Bennett, pic is being shot in Vancouver, B.C., and will be directed by Jacob Tierney.
Danny Trejo is also attached to star as Pedro, a ganja-smoking illegal immigrant with five kids of his own — and Ruth’s accomplice/confidante.
Other cast includes Laura Harris, Paul Campbell, and Jared Keeso.
Pic is produced by Kevin Eastwood of Optic Nerve Films, and Dylan Collingwood of Title Card Pictures. Exec producers are Robert Mitchell, Ray Fortier, and John Chui. It is developed and produced with the participation of Telefilm Canada.
Concept Productions will distribute.