With a handful of roles full of Oscar potential, Reservation Road is putting together a decent little cast to go along with its powerful storyline. Mira Sorvino has signed on to star opposite Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Ruffalo and Jennifer Connelly (yes, it appears she's now officially attached) in the pic, which will be directed by Terry George and begin shooting sometime this fall.
Road, which is based off the novel written by John Burnham Schwartz (who also penned the script) tells the story of two families who collide when one father (Ruffalo) accidentally kills the son of another (Phoenix) in a tragic hit-and-run accident. Things heat up when Ruffalo battles with the decision to either turn himself in or quietly disappear, while Phoenix makes it his mission to find the man who killed his son. Sorvino will play Ruffalo's ex-wife, with Connelly playing Phoenix's wife. Sounds like a real upper, huh?