According to The Hollywood Reporter, Josh Hartnett has been cast in Texas Lullaby, leading a cast that also includes Alison Lohman, John Malkovich, Ellen Barkin and Tom Waits.

Commercial director Malcolm Venville is making his feature debut on the indie, which is being produced by Marshall Rawlings and his Alturas Films banner.

An original screenplay written by Steve Allison, the story is very loosely based on Hamlet. Set in a small eastern Texas town, the movie revolves around a young man (Hartnett) who learns that his widowed mother has married his father's brother (Malkovich). His father's ghost tells the young man that he was murdered by his uncle and seeks vengeance.