David Duchovny, Vera Farminga, Keri Russell, Minni Driver & Will Arnett Join The Cast Of New Comedy “GOATS”
David Duchovny, Academy Award nominee Vera Farmiga, Keri Russell, Academy Award nominee Minnie Driver and Will Arnett will join the cast of the comedy feature GOATS, Red Crown Productions, Elliptical Films, and Sandia Media announced today. The actors will join the previously announced Graham Phillips (“Evan Almighty”) and Ty Burrell in the film, which begins filming in February 2011. Goats will mark Christopher Neil’s directorial debut. Red Crown Productions’, Daniela Taplin Lundberg (“The Kids Are All Right”), will produce along with Eric Kopeloff (“Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps”) and Shannon Lail.
The movie, based on the Mark Jude Poirier novel of the same title, follows the story of 15 year-old Ellis (Phillips) as he moves from Wendy, his flakey, new age mother’s (Farmiga) South-Western home to an East Coast prep school where his estranged father Frank (Burrell) was once a star student. His decision to move includes leaving behind the only real dad he has ever known, Goat Man (Duchovny) – his pot-smoking, goat herding mentor – and he is thrown into a new prep school lifestyle that is a stark contrast to his stoner upbringing. Rounding out the cast are Keri Russell as Frank’s new wife, Minnie Driver as Wendy’s best friend and yogic advisor Johanna, and Will Arnett as Wendy’s boyfriend Bennett.