Drake Bell (“Drake & Josh”) has signed a producing deal with Virtus Entertainment and will star in “The Miracle of Santa Rosa”. Shooting begins this fall in Italy.
Rainone will direct from a script he co-wrote with Nick Sidoravich; story centers on an American who returns to his ancestral home in Italy to spread his father’s ashes.
In addition to starring, Bell will take a producing role. He’ll also star in Virtus miniseries “The Flying Tigers,” produced by MacDonald and focused on a squadron of American pilots who fought the Japanese in Asia immediately after the attack on Pearl Harbor but prior to the U.S. entry into WWII reports Variety.
Bell is also starring in the Lionsgate and Element comedy “College,” directed by Deb Hagan. Shooting began Monday in New Orleans.