According to The Hollywood Reporter, Daryl Hannah and Paul Dano are near deals that will see them team with Gael Garcia Bernal and Sam Shepard in James Marsh's The King for Ed Pressman and John Schmidt's ContentFilm.

Production is scheduled to start in March in Texas. ContentFilm is financing the drama, with Marsh helming from a script by Oscar-nominated writer Milo Addica ("Monster's Ball") and Marsh.

Bernal plays a 21-year-old just out of the Navy who tracks down the father he never knew only to find him as a pastor of a thriving Baptist church in Corpus Christi, Texas. With a beautiful wife, Twyla (Hannah), and two perfect children, Mallory (yet to be cast) and Paul (Dano), the pastor wants nothing to do with his lost son, which results in violent and tragic situations.