The biopic centres on Van Vlahakis, a Greek immigrant who allegedly arrived in the US with $22 in his pocket and went on to establish the eco brand Earth Friendly Products.

Louis Mandylor and Debbie Matenopoulos have also joined the cast of Ed O’Ross, Shannon Elizabeth, Annabella Sciorra, George Finn and Alessandra Toressani.

Production began on Nov 4 and takes place in Los Angeles, Chicago and Crete. Writer-director Niki Agiashvili will also produce alongside John Edward Lee, Chadwick Struck and Deanna Plascencia.

Zac Reeder and Glen Reynolds from Circus Road Films represent worldwide rights. Beverly Hills-based Paramyth Films is a fully financed development and production company focused on projects in the $2m-$3m range.