Frank Whaley (Ray Donovan, The Blacklist) has been cast in The Outskirts, an indie comedy from director Peter Hutchings. Eden Sher, Victoria Justice, Ashley Richards, Katie Chang, Peyton List, Avan Jogia and Will Peltz star in the high school-set pic about two best friends (Justice and Sher) who set out to hatch the ultimate social coup on their nemesis. Whaley will play Herb, the father to Justice’s Jodi and a charmingly out-of-touch postal worker who agrees to start dating once his daughter takes charge of her own life. TV and film vet Whaley recently shot Paramount’s live-action/CG hybrid Monster Trucks and write and directed indie feature Like Sunday, Like Rain starring Leighton Meester, Debra Messing, and Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong. He’s repped by APA.
Screen Gems thriller The Perfect Guy has added Holt McCallany to its cast, led by Sanaa Lathan as a woman who meets the perfect guy (Michael Ealy). He turns sociopathic stalker when she breaks up with him, and she must turn the tables to survive and escape. McCallany (Gangster Squad, Lights Out) will play Detective Hansen, an old-school detective who helps Lathan’s character. Morris Chestnut and Rutina Wesley also star in the film for director David M. Rosenthal. Script is by Tyger Williams. Producers are Tommy Oliver, Darryl Taja, Nicole Rocklin and Wendy Rhoads. McCallany also stars in Paramount’s upcoming Monster Trucks and will be seen in WB’s Run All Night and Legendary’s Cyber. He’s repped by APA, Mosaic, and attorney Rick Genow.