EXCLUSIVE: Good Deed Entertainment has acquired Growing Up Smith starring Alvin and the Chipmunks‘ Jason Lee. The project was directed by Frank Lotito and is the helmer’s first theatrical release. The comedy is about an Indian family in 1979 who moves to America with hopes of living the American Dream. However, their 10-year-old son, Smith, has his own dreams after he falls-head-over-heels for the girl next door and he is driven to become a “good old boy,” propelling him further away from his family. The film will be released in October of this year.
The project is being produced by Lotito, Anjul Nigam (who also stars in the film) and Steve Straka. The script was written by Gregory Scott Houghton, Anjul Nigam and Paul Quinn. The film also stars Brighton Sharbino, Hilarie Burton, Roni Akurati, Poorna Jagannathan, Samrat Chakrabarti, Shoba Narayan and Jake Busey.
Executive producing are Winson Ho, Good Deed Entertainment’s CEO Scott Donley and President Leonard Shapiro.