by: Sammy Mink
Luke Wilson, Elisabeth Moss, and Natasha Lyonne have all joined the cast of MEADOWLAND. The thriller centers on a mother who finds herself on a dangerous path toward acceptance after her son’s disappearance ane seeks out a relationship with a neglected boy and that takes an unexpected turn. Olivia Wilde will star as the grieving mother, while Wilson has been cast as her husband, David, a New York City policeman. Wilde is also set to produce the project, which is being directed by Reed Morano from a script penned by Chris Rossi.
Wilson is more well known for his roles in comedies over dramas, including his starring roles in “The Royal Tenenbaums,” “Old School,” and “Rushmore.” Wilson has been laying low for a while now, so maybe a turn toward the dramatic is just what he needs to break out of his funk. He recently finihsed filming Helen Hunt’s drama “Ride,” as well as Kevin Connolly’s “Dear Eleanor,” a drama about two teenage girls who travel across the U.S. in 1962 in search of Eleanor Roosevelt.
Moss has been turning heads in Hollywood for years, appearing in “The West Wing” and “Girl, Interrupted,” before getting her breakout role as Peggy on AMC’s “Mad Men.” She also recently starred in the Sundance Channel miniseries “Top of the Lake” and starred opposite Mark Duplass in the indie romantic dramedy “The One I Love.” Moss is currently filming Ben Wheatley’s drama sci-fi “High-Rise” with Tom Hiddleston and Luke Evans.
Lyonne is a hot commodity lately, after her role as Nicky on Netflix’s hit dramedy “Orange Is the New Black.” Before that, she appeared in the hit franchise of “American Pie” films. She’s got a busy slate of films coming up, including comedy “Sleeping With Other People” and drama “Hello, My Name is Doris,” with Sally Field.