Tichina Arnold has joined the ensemble cast of upcoming indie thriller Runt.  Arnold will be starring alongside Cameron Boyce, Nicole Elizabeth Berger, Jason Patric , Brianna Hildebrand and Aramis Knight.

The film is described as a “teen dramatic thriller,” centering on – “artistic-loner Cal (Boyce) and lone-wolf, principled Cecily (Berger). Cal lusts after “hot girl” Gabriella (Hildebrand), while he is being bullied by her boyfriend, Vic (Knight), and his group of goons and jocks. Coach Wilkes (Patric), the Principal (Arnold) and Spanish teacher Talley (Mitch Silpa) – the adult figures at the high school – repeatedly fail the kids that they should be helping. With the insights of Cecily, Cal finds himself making pivotal life choices that force him to choose between what’s right and what he’s willing to stand up to and fight for.”

Production is scheduled to get underway in Los Angeles soon.

Arnold previously starred in Everybody Hates Chris and Martin and most recently played Cassie Calloway in Starz’s Survivor’s Remorse. Earlier this year she joined the cast of joined the CBS’ multi-camera comedy pilot Welcome to the Neighborhood.