EXCLUSIVE: Jennifer Ehle (Zero Dark Thirty), Andre Holland (42), and comedian/actor Bill Burr (The Heat) have joined the cast of Black and White, the indie drama that re-teams Kevin Costner with his Upside Of Anger director Mike Binder. Costner stars as a grieving widower fighting for custody of his bi-racial granddaughter with the girl’s paternal grandmother (Octavia Spencer) and his drug addict son-in-law (Holland), who he blames for his own daughter’s death. Racial tension and bitterness erupt as they wage battle over the child. Binder wrote the script, his first feature drama since 2007′s Reign Over Me. In addition to Ehle, Holland, and Burr, Mpho Koaho and newcomer Jillian Estell round out the cast. Filming begins Monday in New Orleans.
Costner’s Treehouse Films banner is co-producing with Binder’s Sunlight Productions and Todd Lewis. Robert Ogden Barnum and Jacob Pechenik are executive producing with Cassian Elwes, who is also handling U.S. rights while IM Global’s Acclaim handles international sales. Rod Lake, Gbenga Idowu, and Jasa McCall are co-producers on the project. Ehle is repped by ICM and Independent Talent; Holland is repped by Paradigm and Brookside Artist Management; Burr is repped by APA and 3 Arts Entertainment; Koaho is repped by Wright Entertainment and The Characters Talent Agency; and Estell is repped by Landrum Arts LA.