Greg Kinnear will star in another adaptation from “Heaven Is for Real” author Lynn Vincent.
Paramount Pictures announced on Tuesday that Jon Voight and Kinnear will join Renee Zellweger and Djimon Hounsou in the faith-based film “Same Kind of Different as Me,” which is based on the best-selling nonfiction book written by Ron Hall and Denver Moore, with Vincent.
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The film tells the inspirational tale of Hall (Kinnear), an international art dealer, who must befriend a dangerous homeless man (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.
Voight plays Hall’s father, with whom he reconciles thanks to the revelations of his new life.
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Michael Carney will make his directorial debut from a screenplay he co-wrote with Alexander Foard and Hall.
Mary Parent and Cale Boyter will produce through Disruption Entertainment, alongside Darren Moorman, Stephen Johnson and Hall, while Chris Bancroft, Hans Graffunder, Carney and Foard serve as executive producers.
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Principal photography began Monday in Jackson, Mississippi.