The Oscar-nominated actor has joined Ansel Elgort, Chloë Grace Moretz and Catherine Keener on Lotus Entertainment’s thriller, which began shooting on the East Coast on Monday.

ICM Partners and Ryan Entertainment represent Strathairn, who earned a lead actor Academy Award nomination in 2006 for Good Night, And Good Luck.

Sacha Gervasi directs November Criminals from a script by Steven Knight about two teens who fall in love while investigating the murder of a friend.

Shooting takes place in Rhode Island and Washington D.C. Beth O’Neil produces alongside Erika Olde of Black Bicycle Entertainment and Lotus.

Bill Johnson and Jim Seibel’s company handles international sales, while CAA and WME Global represent the US.

In January it emerged that Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions had picked up the UK, Australia and New Zealand, Spain, Latin America, Scandinavia, Benelux, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, Middle East, South Africa, Greece, Portugal, Iceland, Israel, India and airlines.

During the EFM in Berlin Lotus announced further deals in Italy (Eagle), Japan (Gaga), Hong Kong (MVP Entertainment PTE Limited), Indonesia (PT Amero Mitra Films), Philippines (Pioneer Films), Singapore (Cathay Keris), South Korea (Joy N Contents Group), Taiwan (CMC Entertainment), Thailand (Monofilm) and China (WellGo USA Entertainment).