According to The Hollywood Reporter, Drea de Matteo (Joey), KaDee Strickland (Fever Pitch), Sam Shepard (The Notebook) and Bruce Dern (Monster) are set to join Jason Patric in the independent feature film Walker.

The gritty drama set in 1957 centers on a small-town charmer (Patric) forced to make difficult, heartbreaking decisions in his fight to save his two daughters.

Matt Williams is directing from a script he co-wrote with Alex Paraskevas.

Principal photography on the film begins this week.