Thesp joins Emile Hirsch in pic

Stephen Dorff will join Emile Hirsch in toplining “The Motel Life,” with Alan and Gabriel Polsky producing and directing through their Polsky Films banner.

Script was penned by Micah Fitzerman-Blue, and Noah Harpster.

Story centers on a pair of working-class brothers who flee their Reno Motel after getting involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident. Project’s based on Willy Valutin’s novel of the same name.

“Motel Life” will be shot in Reno. Dorff will be seen next in Sony’s “Born to be a Star” in April and in Relativity’s “Immortals” in November. He was last seen in Sofia Coppola’s “Somewhere.”

The Polskys recently produced “Bad Lieutenant: Port of New Orleans.”

Dorff is repped by ICM.

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