Ellen Wander announced on Monday (Oct 3) that McGowan will play an Afghanistan veteran who is assigned the role of sheriff in her home town of Napa where she gets involved in a romantic mystery.

Michael Kerr makes his feature directorial debut from a script he wrote with Hans Ostrom, based on Ostrom’s novel Three To Get Ready.

Nellie Nugiel is producing Napa, which has begun shooting in the Californian vineyards of Napa Valley.

Wander is handling worldwide distribution through Film Bridge International, whose slate include Winnie starring Jennifer Hudson and Terernce Howard.