Jennifer Esposito (Crash) will star opposite Val Kilmer in Adam Marcus' independent drama Conspiracy, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Esposito will play the hardworking single mother of an 8-year-old daughter and the survivor of an abusive marriage.

Her character becomes involved with a wounded special-ops Iraq War veteran (Kilmer) after he arrives in her Arizona town to visit an old friend. Complications arise when he discovers his friend has disappeared without a trace and no one will acknowledge the man was ever there.

The film will be filmed mainly in New Mexico.