In today’s film news roundup, Louis Gossett Jr. replaces James Earl Jones in “Foster Boy,” David Wojnarowicz is the subject of a documentary and “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” gets a Norwegian director.
Louis Gossett Jr. is replacing James Earl Jones as a judge in the reality-inspired feature film “Foster Boy,” currently in production.
Jones departed due to a competing commitment. Matthew Modine and newcomer Shane Paul McGhie star in “Foster Boy,” a legal drama about a high-powered litigator who takes on the case of a disadvantaged African-American young man. They uncover the abuses of the for-profit foster care system.
Other cast members include Julie Benz, Amy Brenneman, Greg Germann, Evan Handler, Jordan Belfi, Lex Scott Davis and Krystian Lyttle.
The script is written by attorney-turned-screenwriter Jay Paul Deratany, based on his experiences as a litigator in Chicago. “Foster Boy,” which is shooting in Los Angeles, is directed by Youssef Delara. It’s produced by Deratany, Peter Samuelson, Anne-Marie Mackay, and Andrew Sugerman.