Dot: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Edie Falco, Camilla Belle, Shawn Ashmore and Martin Donovan have committed to join Elisha Cuthbert in the indie dramatic thriller Dot for helmer Jamie Babbit and Burnt Orange Prods. Shooting starts this month.

Dot will see Belle playing the title character, an orphaned teenager sent to live with her godparents and their daughter, Nina (Cuthbert). Unable to hear or speak, Dot's alienated existence takes a disturbing turn when she uncovers the secrets of her new family.

Falco plays the mother of Cuthbert's character.

The role of the father has yet to be cast.

Belle takes over the role following the exit of Thora Birch, who originally was eyed to star in the film, sources said. Ashmore plays a seemingly typical all-star athlete who turns out to be more than he seems after forming a relationship with Dot, while Donovan will star as the father in the family opposite Falco.

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Brian B.