Maryland natives Trevor and Tim White are set to start shooting their independent film, “Jamesy Boy” in Baltimore next month.
The Maryland Film Office says the movie based on the life of teen James Burns will be filmed in the city over five weeks. The film follows Burns from suburban street gangs to maximum-security prison, where a convicted murderer becomes his mentor and changes the course of his life.
The cast includes Golden Globe Award winners Mary-Louise Parker, Ving Rhames and James Woods. The lead role of “James” will be played by Spencer Lofranco. Co-writer Trevor White will direct and the film will be produced by his brother, Tim White.
The Maryland Film Office estimates the production could have a $5 million economic impact and create nearly 400 jobs.