By Sam Bussell

@BussellSamuel

1/8/16

According to Variety, Joey King has been cast in the indie drama “January Rain.”

King will be playing the young sister of a writer (Anthony Thorne) who returns to the town he grew up in order to take care of his father who has contracted Alzheimer’s Disease. According to the report, King will be playing a sister who will be battling her own inner demons as the film plays out.

“January Rain” will be directed by David Venghaus and is written by Steve Snyder and Joel Eisenberg, who will also be producers on the film. “This film explores a rarely considered aspect of Alzheimer’s, that of early detection and suffering. Several on our team have had family pass of the disease, so this is a personal project for all of us,” said Snyder on why he thinks this film should be made.

Joey King has been a supporting character for huge popcorn flicks such as ‘White House Down,” “Oz the Great and Powerful,” the first season of the hit FX show “Fargo,” and will next appear in the long awaited sequel, “Independence Day: Resurgence.”

This will also be David Venghaus directorial debut; previously he has been Assistant Director on some major blockbusters such as “Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End” as well as the upcoming 2016 film, “The Jungle Book.”

Currently, however, the film has no set release date.