America Ferrera (TV’s “Ugly Betty”) will star in and executive produce the drama “American Tragic” for Maya Entertainment reports Variety.
Ryan Piers Williams directs from his own screenplay which centers on a young war veteran (newcomer Ryan O’Nan) who sets off across the country with a buddy to find redemption.
Ferrera will play his wife and “Frozen River” star Melissa Leo his mother. Heather Rae will produce, and Sergio Aguero will also executive produce.
Shooting begins in February in New Mexico for a Fall 2009 release.