Thomas Jane, Cary Elwes & More Join Sly in Indie Drama 'Reach Me'
by Ben Pearson
November 16, 2012
Earlier this week, we reported that Sylvester Stallone had taken a step back from testosterone-fueled action films and completed a few days of acting in Reach Me, an indie drama written and directed by his Cobra co-star John Herzfeld. Now a press release reveals a huge number of additions to the cast, as Thomas Jane, Cary Elwes, Tom Berenger, Kyra Sedgwick, Kevin Connolly, Kelsey Grammer, Terry Crews, Ryan Kwanten, David O'Hara, and Lauren Cohan have all joined the film, which has been shooting for three weeks. They've probably been cast for awhile and are just now being announced.
The press release describes the story as "an uplifting ensemble comedy/drama about a dozen fractured characters whose lives intertwine and eventually collide as a result of a self-published motivational book and its anonymous author." But the author in the movie isn't too anonymous, since we already know from this week's earlier report that he's a reclusive former football coach. What does remain anonymous, however, is exactly which roles will be filled by which actors. Not a peep on that front, so we'll have to wait until a trailer to find out.
We already knew that rapper-turned-actor Nelly had been cast along with Danny Aiello and up-and-comers Elizabeth Henstridge, Omari Hardwick, and actor/producer Rebekah Chaney, but this influx of big names has us wondering if this project will actually turn out a lot better than we initially thought. Sounds like a decent premise, we're just hoping it avoids the pitfalls of being another Crash rehash.