According to Deadline, Golden Globe-winning actor Gary Sinise (Forrest Gump, Truman) has joined the cast of Good Joe Bell from director Reinaldo Marcus Green. Sinise joins previously announced cast members Mark Wahlberg (The Departed), Connie Britton (American Horror Story), Reid Miller and Maxwell Jenkins (Lost in Space).
Good Joe Bell tells the true story of Oregonian father Joe Bell (Wahlberg) who sets out on a walk across America with his son, Jadin (Miller).
The film hails from Academy-Award winning Brokeback Mountain screenwriters Diana Ossana and Larry McMurtry; and will be produced by Daniela Taplin Lundberg (Honey Boy) of Stay Gold, Riva Marker and Jake Gyllenhaal of Nine Stories, Eva Maria Daniels of Vision Chaos, Cary Fukunaga of Parliament of Owls, Ryan Ahrens of Argent Pictures (Hacksaw Ridge), Wahlberg, and Stephen Levinson. Argent Pictures and Hercules Film are co-financing the film.
Jill Ahrens, Ben Renzo, Tony Parker, Derick Brooks, Michael Finley, and Drew Brees are executive producing for Argent Pictures. Good Joe Bell will also be executive produced by Ossan McMurtry along with Paris Kassidokostas-Latsis, Terry Dougas and Jean-Luc De Fanti for Hercules and Rhea Films.
Sinise is best known for his roles in Apollo 13, playing the roles as Ken Mattingly; HBO’s Truman as former U.S. president Harry S. Truman; and Robert Zemeckis’ award-winning film Forrest Gump which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.