Uriah Shelton Joins Lexi’s “Lifted”

12-year-old newcomer Uriah Shelton is set to star in the indie drama “Lifted” for Coronet Films says The Hollywood Reporter.

Shelton will star as a singer whose family life is disrupted when his Marine father is re-deployed to Afghanistan. The boy, despite many obstacles, is inspired to compete in a teen singing competition.

Dash Mihok, Nicky Aycox, James Handy, “American Idol’s” Ruben Studdard and country star Trace Adkins also star. Filming will take place in and around Birmingham, Alabama.

Lexi Alexander (“Green Street Hooligans”) directs while Deborah Del Prete will produce.