We’re thrilled to be working once again with our good friend and acclaimed director Richie Mehta on Baseballissimo!

Richie Mehta

Director: Richie Mehta

From The Hollywood Reporter:

Richie Mehta has signed on to direct the indie Baseballissimo, to star and be penned by Jay Baruchel and writing partner Jesse Chabot (Random Acts of Violence).

Mehta’s latest movie is the documentary India in a Day, which was executive produced by Ridley Scott and which follows two earlier India-set theatrical dramas, Siddarth and Amal. Google partnered with The Martian director Scott, Indian helmer Anurag Kashyap and Mehta on the user-generated doc.

Mehta replaces fellow Canadian filmmaker Jacob Tierney as director of Baseballissimo while the project regroups after Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin was set for the lead role in the Canadian indie, only to die in a car accident in mid-2016. Yelchin was to have played Kyle Buffone, a rising minor-league baseball player who gets detoured on the way to major-league stardom by pitching for the Peones, a team in Italy.