Eden Brolin will join Vince Vaughn, Liam Hemsworth, and Clark Duke in Dukes directorial debut film, Arkansas, which follows a pair of low level drug runners in the Dixie Mafia, Kyle (Hemsworth) and Swin (Duke), who live by the orders of an Arkansas-based drug kingpin Frog (Vaughn). The film, also written by Duke, is set to be presented at the American Film Market, which starts on October 31. Patrick Hibler, Jeff Rice, Martin Sprock, and Storyboard Media are producing. JD Beaufils and Julie Paquit of VMI Worldwide will handle sales in conjunction with Elisabeth Costa de Beauregard of Storyboard Media. Brolin (daughter of Josh Brolin) starred in Freeforms supernatural series, Beyond, and co-stars in upcoming indie films Back Fork and King Fish with Molly Ringwald. Shes repped by Paradigm, Grandview, and Jackoway Austen Tyerman.
Actress Elyse Levesque (CWs The Originals) is set for the role of Charity in the Matt Bettinelli-Olpin/Tyler Gillett-directed Ready or Not thriller at Fox Searchlight. The Radio Silence team directors are helming from a screenplay by Guy Busick and Ryan Murphy. Levesque joins Samara Weaving, Andie MacDowell, Adam Brody (who plays Charitys husband), Mark OBrien, and Henry Czerny. The pic follows a young bride (Weaving) as she joins her new husbands (OBrien) rich, eccentric family (Brody, Czerny, and MacDowell) in a time-honored tradition that turns into a lethal game with everyone fighting for their survival. Producers are Tripp Vinson and James Vanderbilt, while Chad Villella (Radio Silence), Tara Farney, and Tracey Nyberg serve as exec producers. Levesque, who can next be seen in indies London Calling and Corruption Of Divine Providence, is repped by Abrams Artists Agency.
Helen Hong has been added to American Highs YA comedy, Sid Is Dead, which is being directed by Eli Gonda. The pic stars Joey Bragg, Tyler Alvarez, Jack Griffo, and Genevieve Hannelius. Written by Peter Warren, the story follows a socially invisible high school senior, Sid (Bragg) who, after slipping up and getting the schools biggest bully suspended, realizes he may only have two weeks left to experience everything hes ever missed out on. Producers are Jeremy Garelick, Will Phelps, and Will Rack with Tom Dolby, Susanne Filkins and Abdi Nazemian for Waters End Productions, and Tom Williams for Gran Via. Gran Vias Mark Johnson is executive producer and LD Entertainment is providing the financing. Hong, who appeared in Nickelodeons The Thundermans and Blunt Talk on Starz, is repped by Haven Entertainment and Innovative Artists.