Dylan Baker, who co-starred in Sam Raimi’s “Spider-Man” sequels, is set to make his directorial debut with “23 Blast,” an indie drama that will star Mark Hapka (“Days of Our Lives”) and Max Adler (“Glee”), as well as Justin Long, Stephen Lang and the helmer himself.
Toni Hoover and Bram Hoover wrote the script, which follows a high school football star (Hapka) who’s suddenly stricken with irreversible blindness and the choice he’s forced to make regarding whether he should return to the sport.
Adler will play another football player who’s initially unsupportive of his teammate but eventually comes around.
Production is skedded to start next month in Kentucky.
Adler, who will be seen alongside Liam Hemsworth in the indie “AWOL,” is best known for his role as a closeted bully on the hit Fox series “Glee”
Paradigm reps Hapka and Baker, who is managed by Viking Entertainment. Adler is repped by Gersh and Brian Medavoy Management.