The increasingly busy breakout star Tye Sheridan has added another film to his upcoming slate, joining John Travolta in “The Forger,” according to The Wrap.
Travolta plays an incarerated former child prodigy and petty thief who tries to buy his way out of prison in order to spend time with his sick son (Sheridan), but is forced by the crime bosses who funded his early release into doing one last job. Richard D’Ovidio wrote the script and Philip Martin is directing. Filming is set to begin in October in Boston, presumably after Sheridan wraps Gillian Flynn adaptation “Dark Places.”
Sheridan made his acting debut in Terrence Malick’s 2011 Oscar-nominated “The Tree of Life” as one of the sons of Jessica Chastain and Brad Pitt, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, and followed it up with Jeff Nichols’ “Mud” opposite Matthew McConaughey, which also premiered at Cannes. His third follows in the same vein of “Mud” as he plays an impressionable teenager coming across the antagonistic titular character “Joe”, as played by Nicholas Cage. That film goes to Venice and Toronto next month. He’s currently wrapping up indie “Grass Stains” with fellow up and comer Kaitlyn Dever and next heads to “Dark Places” opposite Charlize Theron.