Anton Yelchin, Zooey Deschanel, John Hawkes Set For Dark Comedy The Driftless Area Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 04.23.2014
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Unified Pictures and Bron Studios has announced the cast for their new dark comedy The Driftless Area. The film, which will be directed by Zachary Sluser from a script, he co-wrote with Tom Drury, will star Anton Yelchin (Only Lovers Left Alive, Star Trek), Zooey Deschanel ((500) Days of Summer, New Girl), John Hawkes (Sessions, Winter's Bone), Ciaran Hinds (There Will Be Blood, Game of Thrones) and Alia Shawkat (Arrested Development).
The film is based on Drury's novel of the same title and is described as an "an atmospheric dark comedy." It centers on the enigmatic Stella (Deschanel) and Pierre (Yelchin), a quietly resourceful bartender who returns to his hometown after the death of his parents. When Pierre falls in love with Stella, he is unwittingly drawn into a circle of fate pitting him against the volatile criminal Shane (Hawkes).