Octavia Spencer is set to join drama A Kid Like Jake alongside stars Jim Parsons and Claire Danes.
The drama is based on Daniel Pearle’s celebrated Lincoln Center play A Kid Like Jake. He adapts the script for while Howard directs. Story follows Alex (Danes) and Greg Wheeler (Parsons) who have high hopes for their son Jake, a bright and precocious four-year-old who happens to prefer Cinderella to GI Joe.
On the eve of the admissions cycle for New York City kindergartens and aware they can’t afford private school tuition, Judy (Spencer), the director of Jake’s preschool, encourages them to accentuate Jake’s “gender variant” expression to help him stand out and try and get a scholarship.
As well as the casting of Spencer the project is apparently in onoging negotiations with Priyanka Chopra, Ann Dowd and Michaela Watkins.