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Spacek, Harrelson sign on for Caro project

Thesps join Theron, McDormand on drama

Sissy Spacek and Woody Harrelson have joined the cast of Warner Bros./Participant Prods.’ upcoming drama “Untitled Niki Caro Project.”

Charlize Theron and Frances McDormand were already announced to star in the pic, which will begin production mid-February in New Mexico and Minnesota. Cast also will include Sean Bean, Richard Jenkins, Jeremy Renner and Michelle Monaghan.

Spacek and Jenkins play the parents of Josie Aimes (Theron), a single mom who rallies her female co-workers to rise above the unfair treatment they face at a local mining company. Harrelson plays Josie’s lawyer, Bean plays the boyfriend of Josie’s best friend Glory (McDormand), Renner is a mineworker and former classmate of Josie’s, and Monaghan is Josie’s fellow mineworker.

Pic, penned by Michael Seitzman and to be directed by Caro, was inspired by the book “Class Action: The Story of Lois Jenson and the Landmark Case That Changed Sexual Harassment Law,” by Clara Bingham and Laura Leedy Gansler.

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Producer is Nick Wechsler. Nana Greenwald, Jeff Skoll, Helen Bartlett and Doug Claybourne are exec producing.

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