Shadowboxer: According to The Hollywood Reporter, "CSI: NY" series regular Vanessa Ferlito has signed on for the Lee Daniels-directed Shadowboxer opposite Cuba Gooding Jr. and Helen Mirren.

Shooting is under way.

Daniels is making his directorial debut from a script by Monster's Ball co-scribe Will Rokos.

Shadowboxer centers on the unusual relationship between a woman (Mirren) and her stepson (Gooding). The duo, who have a romantic relationship, work as contract killers. Ferlito will play Vickie, a mobster's pregnant wife who is supposed to be killed by Gooding's character.

Brian B.