With Molly Shannon already attached School of Rock scribe, Mike White, has now filled up the rest of his cast for his directorial debut.
Peter Sarsgaard, Regina King, John C. Reilly and Laura Dern are in negotiations to star Year of the Dog for White and Paramount Classics.
The picture centers on Peggy (Shannon), a happy-go-lucky secretary who lives alone with her beloved dog Pencil. But when Pencil unexpectedly dies, Peggy embarks on a journey of transformation.
The film starts shooting next month in Los Angeles and is expected to attract several high-profile comedians in cameo roles.
White recently wrote Nacho Libre starring Jack Black, which opens on June 16.