Jon Foster and Russell Crowe have signed on to star in the thriller, Tenderness for GreeneStreet Films.

Sophie Traub and Laura Dern are already attached to the picture star in the pic, which revolves around a violent teenager (Foster) who may have murdered his own family. Variety adds Crowe plays a cop who tries to unravel the teen's complicated past.

Emil Stern adapted the screenplay from Robert Cormier's novel; John Polson is directing. Tenderness has already begun shooting in New York.