Ed Harris Heads To Virginia

In Dustin Lance Black's indie drama

Ed Harris, Emma Roberts and Amy Madigan have all signed on the dotted line for What's Wrong With Virginia?, a Midwest-set drama, written and directed by Dustin Lance Black.

Like Black's Oscar-winning Milk screenplay, What's Wrong With Virginia? has a strong political flavour. Harris plays a politically-minded sheriff whose ambitions towards the state senate are hampered when his daughter (Roberts) begins dating the son of Virginia, a psychologically-disturbed woman he has been having an affair with for two decades.

What exactly is wrong with Virginia, we're not sure, and we're tiptoeing quietly around all this tangledness will impact the sheriff's political aspirations, but we do know that Jennifer Connolly will play her, while Madigan is the sheriff's cuckolded wife.

Harris steps in for Liam Neeson, who was originally attached to the project, leaving Neeson free to concentrate on his quadruple threat quartet of Zeus (Clash Of The Titans), Hannibal Smith (The A-Team), Alsan (The Voyage Of The Dawntreader) and, potentially, Abraham Lincoln (Lincoln). Feel the power.

Principal photography on What's Wrong With Virginia? kicks off in Michigan at the end of September.