Deadline reported Ashley Greene, Greg Finley , David Aquette, and Brandon Thomas Lee have been cast in Blackjack: The Jackie Ryan Story.
Based from the true story of basketball legend Jackie Ryan, Antonio Macia is set to pen the script while Danny A. Abeckaser will direct.
Based on a true story, the pic will center on Jackie, a hot-tempered, flamboyant and self-centered streetballer whose dreams of playing professional basketball seem to have passed him by after years of hard partying and neglect. Jackie works construction alongside his overbearing father and his wise-cracking best friend Marty. After being spotted at the famous West 4th basketball court for his incredible talent, Jackie is invited to try out for the New Jersey Nets. He is forced to confront his inner demons, even his family, and turn his life around.