Monday, August 29, 2005

Toby Keith Set to Play Bean Porter


Country music star Toby Keith will star in an untitled project for Paramount Home Entertainment/CMT, says The Hollywood Reporter.

The film centers on Bean Porter, a country music singer who has fallen from the spotlight and returns to his hometown where he is reunited with his childhood sweetheart. He also meets his 16-year-old daughter for the first time.

The movie, which is part of a two-picture film deal that Keith is negotiating with Paramount, will feature singing by Keith.

Country music video director Steven Goldmann, who helmed the documentary Bruce Springsteen: A Secret History, will direct. Shooting is set to begin in October in Atlanta.