William H. Macy is about to make his directorial debut and has quite the cast to back him. Selena Gomez, Anton Yelchin, Laurence Fishburne and Billy Crudup have all signed on for Unified Film’s upcoming project, “Rudderless,” which will also star Felicity Huffman and Macy himself.
The film centers around a father who, while grieving the loss of his son, finds himself on a downward spiral. He ends up finding a box full of his son’s original music, which inspires him to start a band of his own in the hopes of finding some sense of peace. It is still unclear which roles Fishburne, Crudup, Gomez and Yelchin will play.
Macy worked on the screenplay with Casey Twenter and Jeff Robinson. “Rudderless” is being produced by Keith Kjarval. Principal photography for the film is scheduled to begin in Oklahoma later this month.