Disney Channel star Olivia Holt is taking her act to the big screen.
Holt, the star of the Disney Channel’s “I Didn’t Do It,” has been tapped to star in Paramount’s “Same Kind of Different as Me,” alongside Greg Kinnear and Renee Zellweger.
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The film, based on the nonfiction book by Ron Hall and Denver Moore with Lynn Vincent, tells the story of an international art dealer Ron Hall (Kinnear) who must befriend a dangerous homeless man (Djimon Hounsou) in order to save his struggling marriage to his wife (Zellweger), a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the most remarkable journey of their lives.
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Jon Voight plays Hall’s father, with whom he reconciles thanks to the revelations of his new life.
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Holt will portray Regan, the daughter of Ron and Debbie Hall.
Michael Carney is directing the film, from a screenplay he co-wrote with Alexander Foard and Ron Hall.
Mary Parent and Cale Boyter are producing the film, which is shooting in Jackson, Mississippi, through Disruption Entertainment, alongside Darren Moorman, Stephen Johnson and Hall. Chris Bancroft, Hans Graffunder, Carney and Foard are executive producing.
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Principato-Young Entertainment, Paradigm, & Morris Yorn Barnes Levine Krintzman Rubenstein Kohner & Gellman represent Holt, whose Disney show is about to start production on its second season.