Ward will lawyer up for Henson’s ‘Sun’

Pic to also star Thornton, Arquette

Sela Ward has been cast opposite Billy Bob Thornton and Patricia Arquette in Robby Henson’s “Behind the Sun.”

Ward will portray a district attorney and ex-wife of a sheriff (Thornton) who is investigating the death of a transsexual who was married to a woman (Arquette).

John Morrissey (“American History X”) produces the pic. Exec producers are Randy Emmett, George Furla, Jeff Rice, Lawrence Turman of Turman-Morrissey and Propaganda Films’ Rick Hess, Trevor Macy and Brian Oliver. Joseph Nittolo and M. Dal Walton III serve as co-executive producers. Bruce Heller and Alicia Allain are co-producers.

The Emmy-winning Ward currently stars in ABC’s “Once and Again.”

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