Kenny Wormald (The "Footloose" remake) has joined John Stockwell's fact-based pic "Kid Cannabis" says Deadline.
Based on a 2005 Rolling Stone article, the true story follows suburban teens from Idaho who built a multimillion-dollar marijuana empire.
Jonathan Daniel Brown is playing a depressed 18-year-old who assembles his friends to smuggle drugs across the Canadian border. Kellan Lutz will play the teen’s older best friend, who loves the thrill in the beginning but soon finds himself over his head. Nina Dobrev ("The Vampire Diaries"), who has scheduling issues to work out with TV gig before her deal can be finalized, would play a hot-to-trot 19-year-old who has a thing for the best friend and whose father is one of the biggest pot growers in the province.
The report doesn’t specify what Wormald's role would be .
Gordon Bijelonic, Mia Chang, Bic Tran and Datari Turner will produce the film.
The movie has been in development for several years and had Chris Marquette, and Cam Gigandet as the male leads at one point.
Production kicks off in July in Canada