Jennifer Ehle (Zero Dark Thirty), Scott Speedman (Animal Kingdom) and Gil Bellows (Eyewitness) have been cast in the policial drama Run This Town. They join previously announced Ben Platt, Mena Massoud, Nina Dobrev and Damian Lewis, with production is underway in Canada.
Written and directed by Ricky Tollman, the story follows a young journalist (Platt) who is desperate to prove himself and catches wind of a scandal involving a flashy, unpredictable politician with no filter (Lewis). Political aides (Massoud and Dobrev) attempt to keep their boss in check – and the story under wraps – in order to save their jobs.
Producers are Randy Manis and Jonathan Bronfman for JoBro Productions, and Ariella Naymark, while Aqute Media’s Berry Meyerowitz and Jeff Sackman and CounterNarrative Films serve as exec producers. Aqute is financing the film with Telefilm Canada.
Ehle is repped by UTA and Independent Talent Group in the UK. Speedman is also with UTA as well as Anonymous Content. Bellows is a client of Patterson Talent Management and Untitled Entertainment.