Rapper Nelly and actor Sylvester Stallone are the latest talent to be cast in the indie film Reach Me. The growing cast already includes Kelsey Grammer, Kyra Sedgwick, Kevin Connolly, Thomas Jane, Tom Berenger, Cary Elwes, and Terry Crews.
Reach Me tells the story of a collection of people who are connected through a self-help book. Director John Herzfeld commented on the making of the film in a statement, revealing that the movie has been 12 years in development. He said, “Everything I have to say as a filmmaker and a man is packed in this story of redemption and hope, and I am lucky and thrilled to be working with a phenomenally talented cast that is realizing my dream.”
This isn’t Herzfeld’s first experience working with an ensemble cast. He teamed up with the likes of Charlize Theron, Teri Hatcher, James Spader and Jeff Daniels on the 1996 crime thriller, 2 Days In The Valley. Also, Herzfeld and Stallone are no strangers; not only did the filmmaker star alongside Stallone in Cobra, he also directed a documentary for the action star entitled Inferno: The Making of the Expendables.
Reach Me is currently in its third week of filming in Los Angeles. The film’s release date has not yet been announced. But fans won’t have to wait long to get their Stallone fix. The actor will star in the Walter Hill-directed movie, Bullet to the Head, which hits theaters on Feb. 1.