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Chad Christ, who appeared in Sony Pictures’ “Gattaca,” has been cast as the lead in the indie drama “Ricky Six,” which begins shooting in July in Canada.

In the film, Christ will portray a rebellious 17-year-old drug abuser whose life is forever changed when he falls under the spell of a Satan worshipper.

Written by Peter Filardi (“Flatliners,” “The Craft”), who will also direct, pic is produced by Lisa Tornell and Stacey Kramer. Juan Carlos Zapata exec produces.

Christ recently completed production on the Columbia TriStar dark comedy “Jawbreaker,” opposite Rose McGowan, Rebecca Gayheart and Pam Grier. His additional credits include the USA Network telepic “No Laughing Matter” and the upcoming “About Sarah” for fall on CBS, opposite Mary Steenburgen.

Christ’s deal was brokered by his agent Carl Rumbaugh of Agency for the Performing Arts and his manager Lee Daniels of Daniels Management.