The Jacksonville Times-Union reported that also starring in the feel-good comedy are Jennifer Connelly, Jason Statham and Ving Rhames. Executives also said Charlize Theron and Mark Wahlberg may also appear in the film.
The company, Ring Productions, plans to shoot "Glad All Over" in California and Louisiana, and is hoping to film future productions in Florida.
"Glad All Over" follows a reclusive man (Jackson) who writes an inspirational book after the death of his wife.
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