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Payne’s ‘Descendants’ adds to cast

Greer, Bridges, Lillard, Forster join pic

Judy Greer, Beau Bridges, Matthew Lillard and Robert Forster have joined the cast of Fox Searchlight’s George Clooney topliner “The Descendants,” which Alexander Payne begins lensing this week in Hawaii.

Based on Kaui Hart Hemmings’ critically acclaimed debut novel, adapted screenplay was penned by Nat Faxon, Jim Rash and Payne. Story revolves around an indifferent husband and father of two girls who is forced to confront his past when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki beach, and decide whether to sell his family’s land, handed down from Hawaiian royalty.

Producers are Ad Hominem’s Payne, Jim Burke and Jim Taylor.

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