Alessandro Nivola, Elisabeth Shue and Abigail Breslin have been cast in the indie drama Janie Jones, along with Frank Whaley, Brittany Snow, Peter Stormare and Joel David Moore.

Breslin will play the title role, a young girl abandoned by her drug-addicted, former-groupie mother (Shue) at a concert and surprises the fading rock singer who's performing (Nivola) with news that she is his daughter.

The film is written and will be directed by David M. Rosenthal, who based the story on his similar experience.

The film starts shooting this week in Iowa.

There was, in fact, a notorious Janie Jones in 1960s-'70s London who made waves as a pop star and famous madam. The Clash subsequently memorialized her in the first song on their 1977 debut album.