According to Variety, Sideways star Virginia Madsen has been cast in helmer Arthur Allan Seidelman's upcoming In the Shadow of Wings, for producers Pio Nunez and Igo Kantor.

The picture, budgeted at $13 million and also starring Tim Roth, Joan Plowright, Clifton Powell, Manuel San Martin, John Kani and Patrick David -- centers on the true story of an American plastic surgeon (Madsen) whose family is killed under dubious circumstances in an airplane crash while on vacation in Kenya.

The pic is being produced via the Cyber America banner and is also partially funded by Industrial Funding Corp. (Hotel Rwanda).

Howard James Reekie and Richard Alfieri co-penned the screenplay.

The film will begin lensing in South Africa and Kenya on August 1.