Thomas Haden Church is set to star in Animus Films' indie drama Don McKay with Elisabeth Shue, Melissa Leo, M. Emmet Walsh and Keith David. Jake Goldberger is directing from his own script.

According to Variety, the $5 million project has a Screen Actors Guild waiver.

The story centers on a man haunted by a tragedy that forced him to flee his hometown 25 years earlier who returns when he finds his long-lost love is dying -- and is then caught in a web of confusion, deceit and murder.

Production began shooting last week west of Boston.