Mark Pellegrino to Star in Joint Body

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Mark Pellegrino (“Lost,” “Supernatural”) will topline indepened drama Joint Body for writer/director Brian Jun.

Alicia Witt (“Friday Night Lights”) and Jim Parrack (“True Blood”) have also been cast.

The story centers on a parolee who’s abandoned by his ex-wife and barred from seeing his young daughter. He develops a relationship with a lonely stripper, saves her from an unlikely assailant and is forced to re-evaluate his freedom as he evades the law and faces demons from his past.

James Choi and Max Velez are producing the film, which starts shooting next month in Illinois.