Gary Oldman, Evangeline Lilly, and Armie Hammer

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Big-name actors will take on the opioid crisis together on the big screen.

The thriller "Dreamland" is putting together quite the cast. The film will star Gary Oldman, Evangeline Lilly, and Armie Hammer, Deadline reports. They join German actress Veronica Ferres.

The film, which aims to show the wide-ranging impact of the opioid crisis, reportedly tells three overlapping stories. One centers on a drug trafficker who coordinates a smuggling operation, while another centers on a recovering addict who digs into her son's ties to narcotics. The third story follows a professor who must contend with his drug company employer's move to introduce a "non-addictive" painkiller. Character details haven't been revealed.

The cast is a stellar one. Oldman comes to the film having won the 2018 Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the war drama "Darkest Hour." His other recent work includes roles in "Hunter Killer," "Tau," and "The Hitman's Bodyguard." Meanwhile, Lilly became the first female superhero to headline an MCU film in "Ant-Man and the Wasp," and Hammer most recently starred in the biopic "On the Basis of Sex."

"Dreamland" is currently in production in Montreal and Detroit. Nicholas Jarecki ("Arbitage") is directing from a script he wrote himself. Green Room Films is producing in association with Tuesday Films, Matisse Pictures, Construction Film, GmbH, and Burn Later Productions. Les Productions LOD and Bideford Productions are producing as well. The executive producers are Michael Suppes, Tony Hseih, Douglas Urbanski, Mohammed Al Turki, Lisa Wilson, William Rosenfeld, Sam Slater, and David Bernon.

[via: Deadline]