Thomas Jane has joined the cast of 'LOL: Laughing Out Loud,' which also stars Demi Moore and Miley Cyrus and starts filming in Detroit this month.
Thomas Jane, the star of HBO's "Hung" seems to have enjoyed his time in Detroit so much that he has signed on to a film project that will bring him back to the city.
Jane, who plays divorced dad/high school coach/male prostitute Ray Drecker in the HBO sitcom has worked in Detroit shooting scenes for the show, which is set in Metro Detroit.
The new film is called "LOL: Laughing Out Loud" and is based on a 2008 French film by the same name (the title probably sounded a lot less lame in France).
The plot revolves around a teenage girl struggling with romantic relationships and playing her divorced parents against one another. The parents in the meantime have their own secret, as they have been seeing each other behind their daughter's back.
As reported last month, Miley Cyrus will play the leading role of 15-year-old Lola, while Demi Moore will play her mother and Jane will play her father.
"Twilight" star Ashley Greene has also been cast in the role of a high school "bad girl," according to an NBC pop culture blog.
Filming could start as early as next week and we'll keep you up to date on locations and developments as we hear about them.
According to a report from The Detroit News, the University of Detroit Mercy could be one of the filming spots.
Location scouts took a tour of the campus in June.
Check out the trailer for the 2008 French version of the film to get an idea of the plot. The American version is being written and directed by Lisa Azuelos, who wrote and directed the original film.