Val Kilmer and his “Real Genius” cohort Jon Gries are re-teaming for “Deep in the Heart”, a feature film about a real-life alcoholic who reinvents himself as a multimillionaire businessman who puts hundreds of kids through college via charitable donations says The Hollywood Reporter.
Gries stars as Richard Wallrath, a Texas entrepreneur who is the biggest all-time individual donor to that state’s 4-H and Future Farmers of America organizations.
Kilmer plays a character known only as “The Bearded Man” who he resides in Wallrath’s mind as a “Christ-like figure” to help him on his path to recovery. Scott Duthie will co-produce.
Texas Governor Rick Perry plays himself in a short cameo while Christopher Cain (“Young Guns”) is directing.