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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