Icelandic director Dagur Kari is gearing up for a late April start of shoot for his next film The Good Heart, which has been pushed back slightly after a planned December 2007 start. The film will shoot for 10 weeks.

Paul Dano and Brian Cox are now cast in the leads, replacing the previously reported Ryan Gosling and Tom Waits.

Wild Bunch is still handling sales on the project, which is budgeted at about $4m.

Kagur wrote the story, about a homeless man who is 'adopted' by a sickly older bar owner.

Skuli Fr. Malmqvist and Thor Sigurjonsson's Zik Zak Filmworks will produce with Nimbus Films, Agat Films and Forensic co-producing.

'It's definitely going to make you cry, laugh and sometimes at the same time. I'd like to think of The Good Heart if Bukowski had written Pygmalion,' Sigurjonsson said.