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Michael Angarano, Sam Rockwell and Jemaine Clement have signed to star in Gentlemen Broncos, Jared Hess' comedy being produced by Mike White and Ben LeClair.

The script, written by Hess and his wife, Jerusha Hess, follows a high school outcast who attends a camp for writers where his story gets ripped off by a legendary fantasy novelist.

Angarano plays the teen, while Clement is the author named Ronald Chevalier. Rockwell will play the fictional story's title character who appears in book-come-to-life sequences under two guises: one in the teen's story and one in the author's story.

White and LeClair, who worked with Jared Hess on Nacho Libre, are producing via their Ripcord banner.

Production is due to start in March.

Angarano, whose credits include Lords of Dogtown and Sky High, next stars in The Forbidden Kingdom opposite Jet Li and Jackie Chan. He also appears in the ensemble drama Snow Angels. He is repped by ICM and attorney Alan Wertheimer.

Rockwell, repped by Gersh, was recently in Sundance for Choke, Clark Gregg's adaptation of the Chuck Palahniuk novel that was just picked up by Fox Searchlight.


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