Casting news for Paul Haggis' next film

Source: Hollywood Reporter

James Franco, Frances Fisher, Tim McGraw and Jason Patric are venturing In the Valley of Elah, which is shooting in New Mexico.

Tommy Lee Jones, Charlize Theron, Susan Sarandon and Jonathan Tucker already have been cast in the mystery thriller, which Crash filmmaker Paul Haggis is directing for Warner Independent Pictures.

“Valley,” follows a war veteran (Jones) in search of his son, an exemplary soldier who recently returned from Iraq and has gone AWOL.

Franco is playing a sergeant, Fisher a waitress, McGraw a police chief and Patric an Army lieutenant. Mehcad Brooks (“Desperate Housewives”) has been cast as a member of the son’s squad.

Franco will be seen in Spider-Man 3 in the summer. Fisher recently wrapped shooting Dan Waters’ Sex and Death 101.

Country superstar McGraw most recently appeared in Flicka. Patric next will be seen in The Good Shepherd.