The script was written by Sacha Gervasi Anvil! the Story of Anvil).
The movie is the brain child of Reeves and his Company Films partner Stephen Hamel.
In the film, Reeves plays a big-hearted man who is falsely accused of pulling a robbery on a bank in Buffalo. The movie will begin production in upstate New York in late 2009.
Farmiga will play the love interest of Reeves' character. It isn't clear what role James Caan will have.