Ryan Gosling and Tom Waits have signed on to headline Dagur Kari's The Good Heart for Katapult Film Sales.

Variety says Gosling will play a young homeless man named Lucas who is taken under the wing of Jacques (Waits), a bar owner from his fifth heart attack. Knowing his days are numbered, Jacques decides to train Lucas to take over his bar.

The Good Heart will be Kari's first English-language pic; the film will begin principal photography this fall. No release date has been set.