Living and Breathing:Production Weekly reports that Mena Suvari (American Beauty) is set to star in the dark, quirky drama Living and Breathing for filmmakers Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe (Lost in La Macha). Tom Wilkinson (In The Bedroom), Anjelica Huston, Lisa Kudrow(Analyze That) and Justin Theroux (Zoolander) have also been cast in the film, written by Vincent Villaneuva.

The project, scheduled for a June start in Southern California, is about a mysterious young man who arrives in a small, rural American town and unravels a series of events and hidden secrets. For Sheriff Cedel (Wilkinson) the incident reopens a painful wound from his own past.