Paul Dano has signed on to star in the indie drama For Ellen, with So Young Kim (In Between Days) directing from his screenplay.

According to Variety, the story centers on a struggling indie rocker who, after nearly wrecking his car during an overnight long-distance drive, arrives in a small Midwestern town to deal with his impending divorce. Jon Heder will play a supporting role.

The project will film in upstate New York next month.