Barkhad Abdi has booked a lead role in the Detroit-set indie drama “The Wolf Who Cried Boy,” opposite Torrey Wigfield in the other lead role.
The story, described as “anti-coming-of-age,” centers on a young man who gets swept into the seedy underbelly of the scrapping industry.
The Oscar-nominated Abdi (“Captain Phillips”) has signed up to play a limo driver named Reggie who acts as a fence for the stolen copper.
This film is being produced by Luke Jaden (“King Ripple,” “The Listing”), Cort Johns (“King Ripple,” “The Listing”), Frank Capra III (“Drive,” “Flipped,” “The Bucket List”), Phil Wurtzel (“Cawdor”), Anthony Garth (“King Ripple”), Michael Zervos (“Papou”), and Andy Henry (“The Amazing Spider-Man,” “The Descendants”).
Principal photography is set for this Spring in Detroit – “in a town that is the rusty carcass of a once thriving metropolis,” as the press release states.
Abdi will next be seen in Gavin Hood‘s thriller “Eye in the Sky” starring Aaron Paul and Helen Mirren, and Phil Volken’s crime drama “Extortion,” starring Frank Grillo and Ving Rhames.