Forest Whitaker and Jessica Biel have joined the ensemble drama Powder Blue, according to Variety.

The movie is directed by Timothy Linh Bui, brother of Three Seasons director Tony Bui.

The plot finds four eclectic characters -- a mortician, an ex-con, a suicidal ex-priest and a stripper -- brought together on Christmas Eve by a mixture of circumstances.

Timothy Linh Bui (Green Dragon) also wrote the script from a story by Stephane Gauger (Owl and the Sparrow).

Shooting is set to start in late July in L.A.

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