Comedian Mike Epps attends the Comedy Stage: Mike Epps during the 2013 BET Experience at Club Nokia on June 28, 2013 in Los Angeles

Comedian Mike Epps attends the Comedy Stage: Mike Epps during the 2013 BET Experience at Club Nokia on June 28, 2013 in Los Angeles

*Comedian Mike Epps has been cast in the upcoming drama “Stealing Cars.”

Based on the true story, the story follows a confident but rebellious teenager (Emory Cohen) involved in a tragic car accident who finds brutality, then forgiveness and hope, in an unjust juvenile penal system.

The project spent 14 years in development before the current iteration came together with Cohen and Epps joining William H. Macy, his wife Felicity Huffman, John Leguizamo and Paul Sparks leading the ensemble.

Heather Lind, Al Calderon, Leopold Manswell, Jeff Lima, Grace Van Patten, Deema Aitken, Chance Kelly, David Holmes, Craig “muMs” Grant, Chris Caldovino, Volney Steffire, Chris Cenatiempo and Black Thought of The Roots also star.

Bradley Kaplan will direct.