Constructing a good cast ensemble, Allan Ball has finally put the names of Aaron Eckhart, Toni Collette, and Maria Bello in the list for his untitled drama feature which will be his directorial big screen debut, Variety has reported. Apart from the three stars, newcomer Summer Bishil has also been included in the list along with TV actor Peter Macdissi.
Set to begin filming process by mid September in Los Angeles, pic will be produced by Ball alongside Ted Hope and Steven M. Rales with Scott Rudin, Peggy Rajski, and Anne Carey to executive produce. The story focuses on the life of a girl named Jasira as she struggles with identity and sexual issues for being the daughter of a Lebanese-American father and an American mother during the Gulf War.
The creator of HBO's acclaimed series of "Six Feet Under", Ball is known more to be a screenwriter either on the small or big screen, notably that of "American Beauty." For this project, the man draws the inspiration from Alicia Erian's novel titled "Towelhead" that he optioned in galley form two years ago and penned the script while presiding over the series.