Melissa Leo and Til Schweiger have joined the cast of The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman for Voltage Pictures and director Fredrik Bond.

Shia LaBeouf stars as the title character, who falls for a young woman (Evan Rachel Wood) under the control of a violent mob boss (Mads Mikkelsen). Melissa Leo will play Charlie's late mother, whose spirit guides him through this ordeal. Til Schweiger is portraying Darko, a Serbian mobster who is sent to America to avoid a war crimes tribunal.

Fredrik Bond is directing from a screenplay by Matt Drake (Project X). Ron Yerxa, Albert Berger, William Horberg, and Craig J. Flores are producing, with Nicolas Chartier executive producing.

Production is scheduled to begin next month in Eastern Europe.