Whoever thought Hellboy and Hillary Whitney Essex would team up to battle bouts of depression? Well, it's happening. According to Variety, Ron Perlman and Barbara Hershey have just joined the dramatic comedy Vacuuming the Cat.

The story revolves around a young man who has just lost his wife. To deal with the depression that sets in, he heads off for the desert, where he'll build his aunt a fence. There, he meets an ex-cop that helps him through his grieving period.

Kenny Golde is directing the script, which was written by Ted Henning. There is no word on when the film will begin shooting.

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