Variety has reported that Lionsgate and Kingdom Story Company’s upcoming true-story drama film The Unbreakable Boy is off and running with Zachary Levi in the lead!
Written and directed by Jon Gunn, co-writer and executive producer of the recent film I Still Believe starring K.J. Apa, the film will be based on the book The Unbreakable Boy: A Father’s Fear, a Son’s Courage, and a Story of Unconditional Love by Scott Lerette and Susy Flory.
The story follows the father of Austin, a boy with autism and brittle bone disease, as his life and worldview shift thanks to Austin and his joyous, funny, life-affirming worldview that transforms and unites everyone around him, leading his father to see him as a reminder of how indestructible the spirit can be. Levi is set to play the role of the father, but we have no word yet on who will fill the role of Austin.
This is the third project the Shazam! and Chuck star has signed onto with Lionsgate recently, as he will appear with Cole Sprouse in the upcoming musical Undercover and is set to play NFL MVP and Hall of Famer Kurt Warner in the biopic American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story. He is also slated to star in the WB/DC sequel Shazam! Fury of the Gods, Kevin Macdonald’s untitled film starring Jodi Foster and Benedict Cumberbatch, and Apollo 10 1/2. With all this on his plate there is one thing for certain: fans will not be lacking for chances to see Zachary Levi on their screen these next few years.