Penelope Ann Miller has joined “High School Musical” star Corbin Bleu in Rigel Entertainment’s motocross action-drama movie Free Style.
Previously titled “Metal Birding,” the film, which began shooting in November in Vancouver, also has a new director in William Dear, who replaced Jeff Woolnough (“Taken,” “Battlestar Galactica”). No reason was cited by Rigel for the change.
Additionally, real-life motocross star Grant Langston and Sandra Echeverria have joined the cast, which includes Matt Bellefleur and Madison Pettis.
The coming-of-age story centers on a young motocross racer (Bleu) who aspires to win the Amateur National Championships while struggling to support his family.
Miller will play Jeannette, a single working mom to one of the teenage racers who strives to provide for her family while studying full-time to become a nurse.
Langston guest stars as the racing champion that Bleu’s character and his rival (Bellefleur) looks up to. Echeverria will play Bleu’s girlfriend.