Willem Dafoe, Hayden Panettiere (“Heroes”), Shannon Lucio, Ioan Gruffudd (“Fantastic Four” films) and George Newbern are joining the ensemble cast of Senator Entertainment’s Fireflies in the Garden, says The Hollywood Reporter.
They join Carrie-Anne Moss, Ryan Reynolds, Julia Roberts and Emily Watson, who already have boarded the project.
Dennis Lee will make his directorial debut from a screenplay he wrote. The story is loosely based on Lee’s life and explores the complexities of love and commitment in a family torn apart when faced with an unexpected tragedy.
Shooting is scheduled to begin Tuesday in Austin, Texas.