LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Thomas Dekker has joined the cast of HBO Films’ “Cinema Verite,” a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the groundbreaking 1970s documentary “An American Family.”
Production begins this summer in Los Angeles with Tim Robbins, James Gandolfini and Diane Lane also starring.
When “American Family” premiered on PBS in 1973, it was the first show to document a real-life family dealing with such problems as divorce and sexual identity. Robbins and Lane will play parents Bill and Pat Loud. Dekker will portray their son Lance, who became the center of scrutiny when he came out as a gay man on the show. Gandolfini will portray documentary producer Craig Gilbert.
Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini are directing.
Dekker most recently starred on the big screen in “A Nightmare on Elm Street.” He played John Connor on the Fox series “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.”