Heather Graham and Dylan McDermott are joining the cast of the period drama, A West Texas Children's Story for Whitsett Hill Entertainment.

Brad Isaacs is making his directorial debut on the script he wrote. Set in the 1960's, the film revolves around two 12-year-olds who embark on an adventure to improve their lives after living with abusive parents, says The Hollywood Reporter. AnnaSophia Robb and Cayden Boyd play the children. Graham and McDermott play the girl's beatnik aunt and uncle who teach the children about their alternative lifestyle. Lara Flynn Boyle and Matthew Modine play the boy's parents. Val Kilmer also is in the film, which marks a directorial debut for Isaacs.

A West Texas Children's Story is currently filming in Albuquerque, N.M.