Frank Langella Joins Zooey Deschanel and Ciaran Hinds in "The Driftless Area"
12 May 2014
Award-winning actor Frank Langella has joined in the cast of the romantic film "The Driftless Area," according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The film, which is adapted from from Tom Drury's novel of the same name, also features Anton Yelchin ("Star Trek Into Darkness," "Like Crazy"), Zooey Deschanel ("New Girl," "(500) Days of Summer"), John Hawkes ("Lincoln," "The Sessions"), Ciaran Hinds (Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Seafarer) and Alia Shawkat ("The To Do List," "Arrested Development") in the cast.
"The Driftless Area" centers on a romance between a bartender and a mysterious woman. Their relationship is threatened after the bartender becomes involved with a dangerous criminal.
The screenplay is by Drury and Zachary Sluser. Sluser also directs the film.
Langella is a three-time Tony Award winner for Seascape, Fortune's Fool and Frost/Nixon. He has also performed onstage in Dracula, Match and Man and Boy. The Academy Award nominee's film credits include "Frost Nixon;" "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps;" "Good Night, and Good Luck;" and "Diary of a Mad Housewife."
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.