Pushers Needed: According to Variety, Claire Danes has joined the ensemble cast of Pushers Needed, alongside Joan Allen, Kathy Bates and Maggie Smith.

Comedy is the tale of a group of harried, working-class housewives who win a trip to Lourdes to embark on an adventure that will change their lives -- leaving their husbands behind to care for their kids.

Pic was written and will be directed by Irish filmmaker Jimmy Smallhome.

The film reunites Palau and Payne with Cowan and Piette, with whom they worked last year on Head in the Clouds.

Brian B.