Although it has flew under the radar locally, Measure of a Man, a new independent film starring veteran actor Donald Sutherland began filming last week in Rhode Island, according to the entertainment news website Deadline.com.
The film is based on Richard Lipsyte’s prize-winning novel One Fat Summer, which is a coming-of-age story about an overweight teenager named Bobby (Blake Cooper, The Maze Runner) who experiences a turning point one summer after the reclusive former Wall Street executive Dr. Khan (Sutherland) hired him for a summer job. As a result of their new personal bond, the young man learns confidence and self-respect, while Dr. Khan comes to terms with the losses in his life.
Jim Loach (Oranges and Sunshine) is directing the film based on a script written by David Scearce (A Single Man).
The upcoming movie also co-stars Beau Knapp (Southpaw) and Sam Keeley (This Must Be the Place).
Sutherland can next be seen reprising his role as President Snow in the final installment of the hugely popular Hunger Games series entitled The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, which hits theaters on November 20th.
Cooper, who played Chuck in 2014’s Maze Runner, recently wrapped filming on Late Bloomer, which stars Brittany Snow and J.K. Simmons.
Stay tuned for filming and casting updates for Measure of a Man.