EXCLUSIVE: Jamie Kennedy has joined the cast of Angela Shelton’s indie Heart Baby!, a biopic of convict and boxer George Lee Martin. Gbenga Akinnagbe is already set to play Martin, who became infamous in the Tennessee prison system as an unbeatable boxer. When he is offered an opportunity at freedom in exchange for fighting for Team USA in the 1984 Olympic Games, he shocks everyone by saying no.
Kennedy will play TJ, a hard-edged member of a motorcycle gang who takes revenge on an inmate who molested George as a child. Shelton, Shawn Caulin-Young and Kim Barnard are producing the film, which is nearing a production star in New Orleans.
Kennedy, who also is set to star in the NBC midseason drama series Heartbeat, is repped by aTa Management and ESA.