Actress Keri Russell reportedly has signed on to star alongside Jonathan Rhys Meyers in "August Rush." A drama movie, the Warner Bros. project is about to be directed by the Oscar-nominated Kristen Sheridan.
The story of "August Rush" centers on August Rush, a young musical prodigy performing on the streets of New York who uses his talent to seek his parents, from whom he was separated after he was born.
Set to play the title role is Freddy Highmore, and Russell and Rhys Meyers are about to play the parents role. In the meantime, Robin Williams also has already been cast as his mentor. Shooting is scheduled to begin in the summer in New York.