Thesp joins MacLaine, Plummer in indie

Scott Bakula has joined the cast of the indie “Elsa and Fred,” starring Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer.

Michael Radford is set to direct, with Ed Saxon, Nick Veinberg and Jose Levy producing.

Pic follows a widower (Plummer) who rediscovers his joy for life after befriending his eccentric neighbor (MacLaine). Bakula will play MacLaine’s conservative banker son.

He was most recently seen on “Law & Order: SVU” and just finished production on the HBO Films pic “Behind the Candelabra.”

Bakula is repped by ICM Partners.

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