Oscar nominee Frank Langella (Frost/Nixon
, Robot & Frank
) has joined the cast of the unconventional romance The Driftless Area
alongside the previously-announced
Anton Yelchin, Zooey Deschanel, John Hawkes, Ciaran Hinds and Alia Shawkat, it was announced today by producers Unified Pictures and Bron Studios.
Adapted from award-winning author Tom Drury’s novel of the same title, The Driftless Area
will be directed by Zachary Sluser, who co-wrote the screenplay with Drury.
In this unconventional romance with elements of crime and the supernatural, the young love between bartender Pierre and the mysterious Stella is threatened when Pierre gets mixed up with a dangerous crook and his bag of stolen cash.
“Frank Langella is a powerful character actor who elevates every project he is associated with and lights up the screen with his effortless acting skills. As such, he is a welcome addition to 'The Driftless Area' cast as the film begins production,” said Steinbauer.
Said Kjarval, “I’ve admired Frank and his work for a long time and view his onscreen presence as immeasurable, so bringing him into ‘The Driftless Area’ is truly exciting. We couldn’t be more thrilled with the rounding out of this great cast.”
Principal photography is scheduled to begin on May 14th in greater Vancouver.
The film is being produced by Keith Kjarval, through his Unified Pictures production/finance banner and Aaron L. Gilbert, via Bron Studios, in association with CW Media Finance. Nicole Romano at Anonymous Content manages Sluser and is Executive Producer on the film.
Foreign sales are being handled by Mimi Steinbauer’s Radiant Films International, who will present the project to buyers at the upcoming Cannes Film Market. CAA, which packaged The Driftless Area
, represents the film’s domestic distribution rights.
(Photo Credit: Andres Otero / Ivan Nikolov / FayesVision / Nikki Nelson / Joseph Marzullo / WENN.com)