William Petersen has joined the cast of the upcoming film Detachment. According to The Hollywood Reporter, this will be the former CSI: Crime Scene Investigation star's first post-TV gig with a new theatrical project.
Tony Kaye is directing the film from a script by Carl Lund. The story centers on a normally-detached substitute teacher (Brody) who starts to grow closer to his students and fellow teachers, as well as develop a relationship with a homeless teen prostitute.
Petersen will play a history teacher who gets into hot water when he shows a gay film in class, in an effort to promote tolerance. Hendricks will play a fellow teacher and potential love interest who tries to get Brody to start teaching full-time. Liu will play the school's psychologist who becomes irritated with her students' incompetence.
The film is currently shooting in New York City.