Major Dodson Roped In For Tyson’s Run; Newbie Bella Higginbotham In Troupe Zero
Popular teen actor Major Dodson, who has made a name for himself after appearing in well-received television series such as The Walking Dead, American Horror Story and apocalyptic thriller movie named Left Behind (2014), is all set to play a pivotal part in the indie film Tyson’s Run. The movie has been written by famed writer Kim Bass who will direct it as well. Bass, who rose to fame after creating television sitcom Sister, Sister and writing on In Living Color, has previously helmed Junkyard Dog (2010) starring Vivica A. Fox, and action entertainer Kill Speed (2010).
Talking about the storyline of Tyson’s Run, the film revolves around a boy called Tyson who is autistic. He tries everything possible to connect with his father. He even trains himself for a marathon with the defamed former champion. Apart from writing and directing the movie, Bass is also co-producing it with Deanna Shapiro, the former actress, and producer is known for The Legend of Cryin’ Ryan (1998), Day of Days (2017) and Kill Speed (2010). John Cappetta will join the project as executive producer.
Casting for other important character is almost locked, and if all goes well, the makers will take Tyson’s Run to the shooting floor next month.
On the other hand, newcomer Bella Higginbotham has come onboard for a significant role in the forthcoming film Troupe Zero, which revolves around a bevy of elementary school misfits who set up a Girl Scout troupe. The movie marks Higginbotham’s debut in a film after being a part of many Nashville stage plays.
Bankrolled by Amazon Studios, Troupe Zero has an ensemble star cast which includes the likes of Viola Davis, Mckenna Grace, Jim Gaffigan, Allison Janney, and Mike Epps. Helmed by Bert & Bertie, the film is currently being shot in New Orleans. Troupe Zero has been written by Lucy Alibar. Todd Black is producing the flick.