The project, produced by Josh Sugarman through the Tenafly Film Co., will be directed by Eric Weber from his own script and is based on his short story about the tumultuous marriage of a couple, Tim and Emily Hanratty, over half a century.
Also in the cast are Andre Braugher, Alexis Bledel, Kal Penn, Adam Rose and Luke Brandon Field.
In the film, six vignettes are portrayed by 12 actors, with real-life husband and wife Olympia Dukakis (Rose) and Louis Zorich (Hadrian VII) playing the couple in the final stages of their life.
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.