Nick Nolte, Jon Foster andMena Suvari have joined Peter Sarsgaard and Sienna Miller in the cast of TheMysteries Of Pittsburgh, the firstfilm to go before the cameras for Michael London's new financing and productionoutfit Groundswell Productions.
Arclight Films has come onboard to handle international sales.
The film starts shooting inPittsburgh on Sept 5 with Rawson Thurber (Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story) writing and directing. Based on Michael Chabon'sfirst novel, the film is the story of a college graduate (Foster) trying toescape the clutches of his mobster father (Nolte) who falls into a lovetriangle with a charismatic couple (Sarsgaard, Miller).
Thurber has long wanted tomake Pittsburgh and personally asked Chabon for permission to adapt it after hefinished Dodgeball. Thurberbrought the script to London in 2005 and Groundswell is fully financing thefilm. London, Thurber and Jason Mercer are producers on the project.