According to The Hollywood Reporter, Mark Webber and Catalina Sandino Moreno have signed on to star in the indie The Hottest State. Michelle Williams, Josh Zuckerman, Ethan Hawke, Sonia Braga and Laura Linney round out the cast.
Hawke is helming from a screenplay he adapted from his novel, published by Little, Brown in 1996. The story centers on a 21-year-old actor named William (Webber), who moves from Texas to New York and suffers through a wrenching heartbreak after a short-lived romance with a singer-songwriter named Sarah (Moreno). The film will feature new songs performed by Willie Nelson and Norah Jones as well as original music by songwriter Jesse Harris.