Based on true events, the story follows a young Sudanese refugee (Arnold Oceng) who wins a lottery for relocation to the U.S. with three others.
Stoll will play Jack, the owner of an employment agency that helps the boys. Reese Witherspoon plays a brash American woman assigned to help them.
Philippe Falardeau ("Monsieur Lazhar") helms from a script by Margaret Nagle ("Boardwalk Empire").
Molly Smith, Trent and Thad Luckinbill, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Karen Kehela Sherwood are producing. Shooting begins Monday in Atlanta and Africa.