Jim Belushi Joins The Cast Of Courtney Hunt's Courtroom Drama “THE WHOLE TRUTH”

Jim Belushi Joins The Cast Of Courtney Hunt's Courtroom Drama “THE WHOLE TRUTH”

By Nick Leyland | July 10, 2014 03:27PM EDT

NEW YORK, NY – JULY 10, 2014 – Likely Story announced today that Jim Belushi will join Keanu Reeves, Renée Zellweger, Gugu Mbatha-Raw (“Belle”) and Gabriel Basso (“Super 8”, “Kings of Summer”) in the courtroom drama “The Whole Truth”, directed by Oscar nominee Courtney Hunt (“Frozen River”). The film began production this week in New Orleans.   Defense attorney Richard Ramsay (Keanu Reeves), faces a hopeless case defending seventeen-year old Mike Lassiter (Gabriel Basso) who’s charged with murder. The evidence against him is substantial: a knife with his finger prints and a near confession. On top of that, Mike hasn’t spoken a word since the day of the crime. With no information from his client and little to work off of otherwise, Ramsay enlists the help of Janelle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), a young lawyer determined to find out the truth about what happened that day. Jim Belushi plays Mike's father and Renée Zellweger plays his mother.     Director Courtney Hunt stated, “I’m drawn to stories that are as complex as reality, and I gravitate towards actors capable of multi-layered performances, who reveal the chaos and truth of life by reaching for those emotionally unexpected places. I’ve always been a big fan of Jim Belushi and am excited to bring out a side of him audiences haven't seen before."    Keanu Reeves is repped by CAA and 3 Arts Entertainment. WME reps Courtney Hunt. Renée Zellweger is repped by CAA and John Carrabino Management. Gugu Mbatha-Raw is repped by CAA and Authentic Talent and Literary Management and Curtis Brown. Jim Belushi is repped by ICM Partners and Brillstein Entertainment Partners. Gabriel Basso is repped by ICM Partners and Industry Entertainment.   Anthony Bregman will produce for Likely Story and Kevin Frakes will produce for PalmStar Entertainment. Merced Media Partners is co-financing, FilmNation Entertainment is handling international sales and CAA is handling domestic.

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