Paramount has announced that Greg Kinnear, Renee Zellweger, Djimon Hounsou and Jon Voight (all Academy Award nominees or winners) will star in Same Kind of Different as Me, based on the best-selling nonfiction book by Ron Hall and Denver Moore with Lynn Vincent, the latter being the author of the book Kinnear’s recent sleeper hit Heaven is for Real was based on.
Here’s a synopsis: An international art dealer Ron Hall (Kinnear) 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.
Michael Carney (director of 2012 short film Jew) will make his directorial debut from a screenplay he co-wrote with Alexander Foard and Ron Hall, with Mary Parent and Cale Boyter will produce through Disruption Entertainment. Principal photography begins on October 27 in Jackson, Mississippi.
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