Loggerheads: According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kip Pardue has signed on to the indie feature Loggerheads for Gill Holland and Lillian LaSalle's newly formed LasalleHolland management-production shingle.

Inspired by a true story, Loggerheads, to be directed by Tim Kirkman, revolves around three interweaving tales in North Carolina. Pardue will play a charismatic drifter who travels to a coastal town to help save endangered loggerhead turtles and must decide whether to keep traveling or settle down.

Also on board Loggerheads are Elizabeth Perkins, Melinda Dillon ("Magnolia"), Michael Kelly ("Dawn of the Dead") and Robin Weigert (HBO's "Deadwood").

Shooting begins next month in North Carolina. Holland ("Spring Forward") is producing, with Stephen Hays and Lillian LaSalle serving as executive producers. LasalleHolland formed in January when Holland's CineBlast! merged with LaSalle Management Group. Kirkman's credits include the documentary "Dear Jesse."

Brian B.