EXCLUSIVE: Patrick Fugit and Shanna Collins have been added to the cast of HBO’s original movie Cinema Verite. The movie, written by David Seltzer, is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the groundbreaking 1973 PBS documentary series An American Family. Almost Famous star Fugit, repped by Gersh, and Collins (Swingtown) will play the young doc filmmakers behind the series, Alan Raymond and Susan Raymond, who would go on to win a documentary Oscar 20 years later. Cinema Verite stars Diane Lane and Tim Robbins as Santa Barbara couple Pat Loud and Bill, who, along with their children, were the subject of the documentary, and James Gandolfini as the documentary’s producer.
Additionally, Caitlin Custer also has been signed to play one of the children, Delilah, joining previously cast Thomas Dekker as the oldest son, Lance. Gavin Polone and Zanne Devine are executive producing Cinema Verite, which is being directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini. Filming is slated to begin next month in Los Angeles.
In other HBO castings, Alex Wolff, star of the Nickelodeon series The Naked Brothers Band, will do an arc on the upcoming season of In Treatment as Gabriel Byrne’s son. Meanwhile, Wolff’s brother and fellow Naked Brothers star Nat Wolff has landed a role in Peace, Love and Misunderstanding opposite Catherine Keener and Jane Fonda. Both are with CAA and Untitled.