Thesp to play security expert's wife

Oscar-nominated thesp Virginia Madsen has inked to star opposite Harrison Ford and Paul Bettany in “The Wrong Element” for Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow.

In the action-thriller, directed by Richard Loncraine and penned by Joe Forte, Madsen will play a security expert’s wife who is kidnapped along with her daughter. When his efforts to steal a large sum of money come to the attention of law enforcement, he races to complete the transfer in time to save his family.

Pic is produced by Beacon Communications chairman Armyan Bernstein with Jon Shestak and Basil Iwanyk. Bruce Berman, Brent O’Connor and Graham Burke are exec producing. Pic is being overseen by WB Pictures’ Jeff Clifford and Village Roadshow’s Dana Goldberg.

Madsen earned a supporting actress Oscar nom for her perf in Alexander Payne’s roadtrip comedy “Sideways.”

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