Martin Sheen (Apocalypse Now), Haley Joel Osment (The Sixth Sense), Pablo Schreiber (Den of Thieves), and Katie Aselton (Father Figures) have been cast in the dark comedy The Devil Has a Name, which is being directed by Edward James Olmos.
Based on true events and scripted by Rob McEveety, the film tells the story of an oil baron who gets into a destructive standoff with a stubborn farmer after the water on his farm is poisoned by her company. In addition to directing, Olmos also stars alongside David Strathairn (McMafia), Alfred Molina (Feud) and Kate Bosworth (SS-GB).
Sheen plays “Ralph Aegis”, an environmental lawyer with a colorful past and an axe to grind. Ralph takes Fred’s (Strathairn) case as a last stand against the corporate thugs he has fought against for decades. Osment plays “Alex Gardner” a failed actor and failing advertising agent, who is recruited by Gigi (Bosworth) to buy Fred’s land before he finds out it’s polluted. Failing at that, he sells his soul to Schreiber’s “Ezekiel”, an ambitious yet cruel pyromaniac, for the prospect of fame and fortune. Aselton is playing the role of “Olive Gore”, Shore’s high-powered, alcoholic attorney. She is the undisputed mercenary queen of the courtroom. She has no problem using any trick, legal or not, to get her clients off and bring their enemies down.
Filming on The Devil Has a Name is now underway in Los Angeles.