John Schneider, Robert Davi Join “Doonby”

John Schneider (TV’s “The Dukes of Hazzard,” “Smallville”) has signed on for the lead role in the indie fantasy/drama “Doonby” according to Reuters.

Described as “It’s a Wonderful Life” meets “Crazy Heart”, British filmmaker Peter Mackenzie penned and will direct the story of a mysterious, happy-go-lucky drifter who moves into a small Texas town where he becomes a singing bartender.

The drifter soon becomes the envy of the town as he is strangely immune to misfortune that’s sweeping the rest of the townsfolk, and yet he always seems to be in the right place at the right time.

Robert Davi co-stars as the town sheriff. Filming will take place at the Spiderwood Studios near Austin, Texas.