According to The Hollywood Reporter, Alicia Witt, Leelee Sobieski and Neal McDonough have signed on to star opposite Al Pacino in Jon Avnet's crime drama 88 Minutes, which begins principal photography Saturday in Vancouver.

Witt will play a teaching assistant and the romantic interest to Pacino's character, a college professor who moonlights as an FBI forensic psychologist. Sobieski will play one of Pacino's students, and McDonough will play a death row inmate whom Pacino's character suspects is orchestrating his murder, which he has been told will occur in 88 minutes.

Gary Scott Thompson penned the screenplay.