Christopher Walken and Alessandro Nivola have signed on for Five Dollars a Day, a road movie that pits a con artist against his more conservative son.
Walken will play a conman proud of living like a king on $5 a day, and Nivola his offspring, who had been jailed for one of his father’s crimes.
Capitol Films greenlit the project for its THINKFilm arm to release. Nigel Cole (Calendar Girls) is directing based on a script by Neal and Tippi Dobrofsky. Carol Baum, Jane Goldenring and Kia Jam are producing.
The movie is scheduled to begin production in New Mexico and Atlantic City, N.J., on Sept. 10.