Mykelti Williamson (“Heat”), Annabeth Gish (“The Haunting of Hill House”), Ravi Patel (“Wonder Woman 1984”), Brian Van Holt (“Basic”), McKaley Miller (“Ma”), Monte Markham (“The Six Million Dollar Man”) and newcomer Alex Kersting are set to join Mira Sorvino in the indie drama film “Butter”.
Paul A. Kaufman penned and directs this adaptation of the novel by Erin Jade Lange. The story centers on Butter (Kersting), a lonely, obese teenager constantly bullied in his high school. Tired of his ridiculed life and his inability to lose weight, he devises a plan to eat himself to death live on the Internet.
Williamson will play Professor Dunn, Butter’s music mentor and the only one in his life who shows compassion and sees his true potential. Miller is Butter’s dream girlfriend, Anna. Patel portrays Butter’s caring and offbeat Doctor who tries to make positive changes in his life. Holt has been cast as Butter’s father, while Gish will play Butter’s psychiatrist.
Kaufman, Christina Sibul and J. Todd Harris are producing.