Thesp joins Rockwell, Thirlby in indie pic

Kate Beckinsale has signed on for a lead role in David Gordon Green’s latest pic, “Snow Angels.” Sam Rockwell and Olivia Thirlby also star in the indie, which starts shooting in February.

Beckinsale will play a small-town waitress who has suffered through a tumultuous relationship with her estranged husband (Rockwell).

Thesp’s credits include “The Aviator,” “Van Helsing,” “Serendipity” and “Pearl Harbor.” She has also carried genre pics “Underworld” and the upcoming “Underworld: Evolution,” in theaters in January.

Gordon Green adapted the script from the novel by Stewart O’Nan. Crossroads Films is producing.

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