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TYSON'S RUN taps Barkhad Abdi, Amy Smart and Rory Cochrane For Lead Roles

Planet 9 Productions’ Family Drama, Feature Film Began shooting in Atlanta This Week

We are thrilled to have these accomplished actors join our cast. Their proven talent will bring additional depth to the storytelling and considerable cast.”
— Kim Bass, TYSON'S RUN Writer-Director
LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, July 11, 2018 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Planet 9 Productions has confirmed that Tyson’s Run started principal photography in Atlanta, GA on Monday of this week. The production is helmed by Emmy Award-nominated and NAACP Image Award-winning Writer-Director Kim Bass.

Barkhad Abdi, Academy Award®, Golden Globe-nominee and BAFTA-winner, for his supporting role in Captain Phillips (2013), joins Tyson’s Run’s elite cast and production team. Mr. Abdi is also known for his performances in Blade Runner 2049 (2017) and Eye in the Sky (2015).

Also joining Tyson’s Run’s cast is award-winner Amy Smart. Ms. Smart will be featured in the upcoming film Adventures of Justice: Farce Wars (2018). She is also known for her performances in The Keeping Hours (2017) and The Single Mom’s Club (2014).

Award-winner Rory Cochrane joins the cast as well. Mr. Cochrane is best known for his role in Argo (2012), as well as his acclaimed performances in Hostiles (2017) and Black Mass (2015).

Mr. Bass stated, “We are thrilled to have these accomplished actors join our cast. Their proven talent will bring additional depth to the storytelling and considerable cast, which includes The Walking Dead’s Major Dodson and award-winner Claudia Zevallos, star of Day of Days (2017) and featured in the upcoming film HeadShop (2018).

Tyson’s Run is about a fifteen-year-old boy, living with autism, who tries to heal the rift between his parents and the emotional distance from his father by pursuing an athletic dream of his own. Mr. Bass, a former staff writer on the sketch comedy series In Living Color and creator of primetime family series Sister, Sister and Kenan & Kel, is producing the feel-good, family drama with Deanna Shapiro, Eric Upshur and Asante White. John Cappetta, head of P9P, will serve as executive producer. Mr. Bass said, “We look forward to bringing this meaningful, heartfelt story to fruition. I’m enthusiastic about the wonderful cast and crew we’ve assembled and eager to work with these phenomenal professionals.”


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