Martin Sheen has landed a royal role…
The 76-year-old half-Spanish American actor will appear in the independent film Princess of the Row, from writer-director Max Carlson.
The film is set in the streets of Los Angeles’ impoverished Skid Row and follows 12-year-old Alicia Willis who, bouncing around the sometimes abusive foster care system, will stop at nothing to run away and live with her homeless, mentally ill father.
Sheen will play John Austin, Alicia’s kindly yet eccentric foster father. Shawn Austin co-wrote and is producing the coming-of-age pic along with Oddbox Films/Big Boss Creative, with filming slated to begin in July.
Sheen stars in the Netflix series Grace and Frankie, which will debut its third season March 24, and was last seen no the big screen in Warren Beatty’s Rules Don’t Apply.
His upcoming slate includes the Joshua Marston-directed evangelical drama Come Sunday and animated film The Boxcar Children: Surprise Island.