'Sideways' thesp 'Wings' it
NEW YORK — “Sideways” star Virginia Madsen has been cast in helmer Arthur Allan Seidelman’s upcoming “In the Shadow of Wings,” for producers Pio Nunez and Igo Kantor.
Pic — budgeted at $13 million and also starring Tim Roth, Joan Plowright, Clifton Powell, Manuel San Martin, John Kani and Patrick David — centers on the true story of an American plastic surgeon (Madsen) whose family is killed under dubious circumstances in an airplane crash while on vacation in Kenya.
Pic is being produced via the Cyber America banner and is also partially funded by Industrial Funding Corp. (“Hotel Rwanda”).
Howard James Reekie and Richard Alfieri co-penned the screenplay.
Pic will begin lensing in South Africa and Kenya on Aug.1.
Madsen recently wrapped Harrison Ford starrer “Firewall.”