Vera Farmiga Herding Goats
The lovely Vera Farmiga hasn’t been on our screens since her Oscar-nominated performance in Up In The Air early last year (understandable considering she was pregnant during filming and took time out to spend with her family) but she’s set to return with indie comedy Goats alongside David Duchovny, Keri Russell, Will Arnett and Minnie Driver.
Goats is written by Mark Jude Poirier who adapted his own novel for the screen and will see teenager Ellis (Graham Phillips) starting at a school where his dad (Ty Burrell) was a well-regarded student.
But peculiarly, the biggest influence in his life isn’t his father but the “Goat Man” (Duchovny) but when he returns home after the first term, he realises that his relationship with him has been changed forever.
Farmiga will play Ellis’s mother, Will Arnet will be her boyfriend and Minnie Driver her best friend. Keri Russell will play his father’s new wife.
This will be Christopher Neil’s directorial debut and it’s a project he’s been trying to get moving for quite sometime – last year, a potential cast included Duchovny, Robin Wright, Josh Brolin and Jason and Robert Schwartzman (unsurprising considering his aunt is Eleanor Coppola) but it seems that now everyone’s dropped out bar Duchovny.
Filming starts next month.