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Olivia Holt Joins ‘Same Kind of Different as Me’

Rising-star Olivia Holt is expanding her film career, joining Renee Zellweger and Greg Kinnear in ‘Same Kind of Different as Me.’ Holt, made famous by her role on the Disney Channel series ‘I Didn’t Do It,’ is the latest addition to the faith-based film expected to release next year. Holt’s hit series is gearing up for its second season for Disney, not just an actor, Holt also has a record-deal and was on ‘Kickin’ It,’ another series from Disney.

Holt will play Regan, the daughter of Ron and Debbie Hall, played by Greg Kinnear and Renee Zellweger, respectively.

“SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME” is directed by Michael Carney from a screenplay he co-wrote with Alexander Foard and Ron Hall. Mary Parent and Cale Boyter are producing through Disruption Entertainment, alongside Darren Moorman, Stephen Johnson and Hall. The executive producers are Chris Bancroft, Hans Graffunder, Carney and Foard.

Holt currently stars as ‘Lindy’ in the Disney Channel original series “I Didn’t Do It,” which is about to start production for season 2. She is best known for playing ‘Kim’ in the Disney XD hit martial arts series “Kickin’ It.” Earlier this year, Holt sang the theme song “Carry On” in the DisneyNatures film “BEARS” and in September, signed a record deal with Hollywood Records.

“SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME” is the story of an international art dealer Ron Hall (Kinnear) who must befriend a dangerous homeless man (Djimon Hounsou) in order to save his struggling marriage to his wife (Zellweger), a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the most remarkable journey of their lives. Jon Voight plays Hall’s father, with whom he reconciles thanks to the revelations of his new life.

The film is shooting in Jackson, Mississippi.