Bradley Whitford is set to join the cast of the true crime drama, An American Crime for First Look Studios.

The film, written and directed by Tommy O'Haver, tells the story of Sylvia Likens, a 16-year-old who died in 1965 while under the care of a woman named Gertrude Baniszewski. Whitford plays the prosecuting attorney in the trial of Baniszewski v. the state of Indiana, says The Hollywood Reporter.

An American Crime has a 2007 release.