Paul Dano set for 'For Ellen'

1/21/2010 Posted by Admin

By our guest blogger, Matt Jussim

Paul Dano ("Little Miss Sunshine," "There Will Be Blood") is set to play the lead in the indie music drama "For Ellen," says Variety.

According to Variety: Paul Dano will star in the indie drama "For Ellen," which So Yong Kim ("In Between Days") is directing from her screenplay.

Story centers on a struggling indie rocker who, after nearly wrecking his car during an overnight long-distance drive, arrives in a small Midwestern town to deal with his impending divorce. Jon Heder has signed on to co-star.

Jen Gatien and Bradley Rust Gray are producing--Dano, Dave Berlin and Tricia Quick will executive produce.

Dano is one of my favorite young actors, and I think the role suits him very well. Dano had his big breakthrough playing a sulky teen in "Little Miss Sunshine" and then wowed as Eli in “There Will Be Blood.” He earned a BAFTA nomination for Best Supporting Actor, but lost out to Javier Bardem for "No Country For Old Men."

The project shoots in upstate New York next month.

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