Foster Boy

Foster Boy

Foster Boy is a 2019 American theater film directed by Youssef Delara, starring Shane Paul McGhie, Matthew Modine, and Louis Gossett Jr. Shaquille O’Neal served as the executive producer of the film. James Earl Jones was originally going to play the role played by Gossett.

Foster Boy

Michael Trainer is a lawyer at the trial center. In this case, the for-profit Foster care agency placed a well-known sex offender with his young client, Jamal. In the same foster family, it caused disastrous consequences. Michael is a successful litigation attorney with a long career in protecting corporate clients, and he has been unable to recognize the real losses they may cause. Before the judge forced him to accept Jamal, he did not want to have anything to do with Jamal’s case.

At first, he saw Jamal as a crude African American young man trying to make company profits. However, when Jamal refused to settle the case with any amount, Michael started acting seriously. As their work jointly revealed the horrific depth of the corrupt and abusive for-profit Foster care institution, Michael transformed from a reluctant defender to a fierce fighter in the fight for justice.

Foster Boy
Foster Boy

Directed by
Youssef Delara

Writing Credits
Jay Paul Deratany

Shane Paul McGhie as Jamal Randolph
Matthew Modine as Michael Trainer
Michael Hyatt as Shaina Randolph
Michael Beach as Bill Randolph
Lex Scott Davis as Keisha James
Anand Desai-Barochia as Sanjay
Julie Benz as Pamela Dupree
Louis Gossett Jr. as Judge George Taylor
Evan Handler as Samuel Collins
Dominic Burgess as Dan Cohen
Amy Brenneman as Kim Trainer
Jordan Belfi as Jeff
Krystian Alexander Lyttle as Young Jamal

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Angela Ai as Court Clerk
Blake Altounian as Benjamin Trainer
Brenda Bakke as Linda Ryan
David Bianchi as Officer Smith
Melissa Bickerton as Jury Foreperson
Marcus Brown as County Guard #1
Buda as Prison Van Driver
Kaleina Cordova as Bartender
Ramon De Ocampo as Opposing Counsel Ramos
Jay Paul Deratany as Captain
Isaac Elijah as Court Bailiff
Clayton Farris as Airline Manager
Martavius Gayles as Inmate Dee

Greg Germann as Simon Davis
Grant Harvey as Joey Poule
Julanne Chidi Hill as Stephanie Myers
Diandra Lyle as Police Officer
Fernando Martinez as Sheriff Rodriguez
Brendan Morrow as Young Joey Poule
Brian Oblak as FBI Agent Stockton
Irwin Overton Jr. as Limo Driver Splinter Unit
Andrea Pazmino as Juror
Jon Snow as Tom O’Brien
Scott Subiono as Rich Ryan
Emiliano Torres as Vince
Dylan Vox as County Guard #2
Lena Escandon as Samantha (uncredited)
Arne Starr as Jury Member (uncredited)

Release Dates
USA : 3 October 2019 (Nashville Film Festival)
USA : 4 October 2019 (International Black Film Festival)
USA : 25 September 2020

Also Known As
(original title) : Foster Boy
UK : Foster Boy
USA : Foster Boy

Filming Locations
Los Angeles, California, USA
Chicago, Illinois, USA

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