(AllHipHop News) The actor is known for his more gritty roles in films like his Oscar-nominated turn in “Hustle & Flow” and on TV in hip-hop drama series “Empire,” but now he is set to star as Jaden’s no-nonsense father in the upcoming romantic drama, about 17-year-old Daryn who desperately attempts to help his dying girlfriend Isabelle experience their dream life together in 12 months.
Jaden and British beauty Cara will portray the young lovers.
Icelandic actor Stony Blyden has also been added to the cast in a supporting role as Daryn’s best friend..
Letters to Santa moviemaker Mitja Okorn will direct the project, from a script by Jeffrey Addiss and Will Matthews.
Executives at Overbrook Entertainment, the firm owned by Jaden’s movie star dad Will Smith, will co-produce the film, which will begin shooting this spring.