Cary Elwes, Agnes Bruckner, Rizwan Manji and Khaled Nabawy have boarded the indie drama The Citizen.

Sam Kadi is directing from a script by Jazmen Darnell Brown and Samir Younis, based on a story by Sam Kadi.

Khaled Nabawy stars as a Lebanese immigrant who wins a green card through the U.S. lottery system and arrives in New York to claim his documents on Sept. 10, 2001. The film then follows his 10-year path to citizenship in post-9/11 America, including his detainment by homeland security and his deportation trial.

Rizwan Manji co-stars as a Southeast Asian shop owner with U.S. citizenship who helps the protagonist.

Production is currently under way in Michigan.