According to Variety, Shohreh Aghdashloo ("24") has joined Universal's American Dreamz. She'll play a mother from Orange County in the political satire Paul Weitz is writing and directing. Dennis Quaid, Marcia Gay Harden and Richard Dreyfuss are also in the cast.

Aghdashloo's upcoming projects include Sony's The Exorcism of Emily Rose and Warner Bros.' Il Mare.