Tapped to star in the film adaptation of Brett C. Leonard's play, "The Long Red Road," Michael Shannon and Tom Hardy have been cast as the lead roles in the upcoming project.
According to a report put out by Variety on Wednesday (August 15), Shannon is assuming the role of Sam, a man who uses alcohol to cover up other issues in his life, while Hardy will play his brother, Bob.
The official description of the motion picture reads: "A devastating new play about the impact of addiction, The Long Red Road introduced audiences to Sammy, who has fled his past and landed in South Dakota, where he is slowly drinking himself to death. When his young daughter arrives desperate to reunite with her father, he must decide between the self-hatred that consumes him and the responsibilities he's tried to leave behind."
Currently, the film has no official director, though Oscar-nominated actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has been mentioned for the job.