The Birthday Cake is based on an original story by Jim Giannopoulos, who co-wrote the script with Shiloh Fernandez and Diomedes Raul Bermudez. Lorraine Bracco, Ashley Benson, and David Mazouz round out the pic's ensemble cast.
Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road) has signed on for a key role in HBO’s pilot about the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers. Shannon will play Jerry Buss, majority owner of the Lakers during a period highlighted by the team’s Showtime era during the 1980s. The Untitled Showtime Lakers Project (fka Showtime) is set to start production next month.