Church, Shue and Leo Board Don McKay


Thomas Haden Church is starring in Animus Films’ indie drama Don McKay with Elisabeth Shue, Melissa Leo, M. Emmet Walsh and Keith David.

Variety says the $5 million project, which began shooting last week west of Boston, has a Screen Actors Guild waiver.

Jim Young (Voltron) is producing; Church’s producing partner, David Denney, co-produces, and Church executive produces. Jake Goldberger is directing from his own script.

The story centers on a man haunted by a tragedy that forced him to flee his hometown 25 years earlier who returns when he finds his long-lost love is dying — and is then caught in a web of confusion, deceit and murder.