BAFTA winner Barkhad Abdi joins family drama ‘Tyson’s Run’

BAFTA winner Barkhad Abdi joins family drama ‘Tyson’s Run’

Washington: Barkhad Abdi, the winner of the 2014 BAFTA award, is all set to feature for Planet 9 Productions’ family drama ‘Tyson’s Run’, along with Amy Smart and Rory Cochrane.

The story will revolve around a 15-year-old boy, who is suffering from Autism and he tries to heal the fissure between his parents as well as the emotional distance from his father by pursuing an athletic dream, confirmed Variety.

Besides directing his own script, American TV and film writer Kim Bass will also be producing the family drama along with Deanna Shapiro, Eric Upshur, and Asante White.

Meanwhile, Planet 9 chief John Cappetta will serve as the executive producer of the drama.

The cast of the show also stars Major Dodson of ‘The Walking Dead’ and Claudia Zevallos of ‘Day of Days.’