Lucas, whose Reckless is currently in negotiations to play a commercial Broadway run, penned and directed the big screen version of his Off-Broadway play The Dying Gaul.
The playwright previously told Playbill On-Line about Scott's casting. Joining the actor who has appeared on stage in Ah, Wilderness!, The Real Thing, and Hamlet will be Peter Sarsgaard ("Shattered Glass") and Patricia Clarkson ("Six Feet Under").
Filled with deceit and sexual tension, The Dying Gaul revolves around a love triangle between screenwriter Robert, his producer Jeffrey and the film exec's wife, Elaine. Robert, against his artistic judgement, signs a contract and begins an affair with Jeffrey while his wife decides to get involved through an internet chat room.
"I've basically been the assistant director on so many movies, because I never leave the set. I'm odd as a screenwriter because I like to hear, I sit and I'm quiet. And I've learned a great deal," Lucas explained. "So, I'm not confident, but I'm not petrified either."
Scott has also appeared in the Lucas-penned films "Longtime Companion" and "The Secret Lives of Dentists." Other film turn for the actor include "Dying Young," "Singles," "Roger Dodger" and the upcoming screen version of Wallace Shawn's "Marie and Bruce." Her turn in the films "Far From Heaven" and "The Station Agent," garnered Clarkson much acclaim. The actress has appeared in a number of Richard Greenberg plays including Eastern Standard(Broadway), The Author's Voice, The Maderati and Vanishing Act. Other credits include John Guare's The House of Blue Leaves (Broadway),The Maiden's Prayer, Raised in Captivity (Vineyard), Three Days of Rain, Wolf-Man and Oliver, Oliver (MTC).
Sarsgaard, who recently received plaudits for his turn in the film "Shattered Glass," played Off-Broadway in Burn This opposite Elisabeth Shue in the role created by Edward Norton. Other credits include Laura Dennis, Kingdom of Earth and American Archeology as well as the films "Boys Don't Cry," "The Salton Sea" and "Dead Man Walking."
The busy Lucas recently penned the new Adam Guettel musical The Light in the Piazza and will see the world premiere of his The Singing Forest at Seattle's Intiman Theatre. Other works include Prelude to a Kiss, Blue Window, God's Heart, and Stranger among others. In recent years, the playwright has taken to directing such productions as Play Yourself, Saved or Destroyed and This Thing of Darkness.