Mark Wahlberg and Connie Britton side-by-side

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The upcoming film "Good Joe Bell" has some not just good but excellent actors taking on lead roles.

The drama from director Reinaldo Marcus Green will star the likes of two-time Academy Award nominee  Mark Wahlberg and two-time Golden Globe nominee Connie Britton, Variety reports. They're joined by young actor Reid Miller in a film written by Diana Ossana and Larry McMurtry, the Academy Award-winning screenwriters of "Brokeback Mountain."

"Good Joe Bell" is based on a heartbreaking true story. It centers on Joe (Wahlberg), an Oregon father who embarked on a cross-country walk in honor of his son Jadin (Miller), who died by suicide in 2013. Joe's goal was to bring awareness to the damaging effects bullying can have.

Both Wahlberg and Britton are veteran actors. Wahlberg most recently starred in the film "Instant Family" and his next film, "Wonderland," is due out in 2019. Meanwhile, Britton recently added the Bravo TV series "Dirty John" to her resume, along with the film "The Mustang." Miller, on the other hand, is a relative newcomer. He recently starred in the Complex Networks comedy series "Play by Play."

Wahlberg is one of the "Good Joe Bell" producers, alongside Stephen Levinson, Stay Gold's Daniela Taplin Lundberg, Vision Chaos' Eva Maria Daniels, Parliament of Owls' Cary Fukunaga, Argent Pictures' Ryan Ahrens, and Nine Stories' River Marker and Jake Gyllenhal. Ossana and McMurtry will serve as executive producers, as will Argent Pictures' Jill Ahrens, Ben Renzo, Tony Parker, Derick Brooks, Michael Finley, and Drew Brees. Hercules and Rhea Films' Paris Kassidokostas-Latsis, Terry Douglas, and Jean-Luc De Fanti are also executive producing.

The film is slated to kick off production on April 15 in Utah.

[via: Variety]