Judd Nelson, Jonathan Bennett, Daniel Ponickly and Antoinette Kalaj will star in indie feature “Mining For Ruby.”

Lock & Monkey Prods. is producing through its principals Zoe Quist, Ponickly and Daniel Lawrence Abrams with William St. Pierre and Maya Salganek exec producing.

Quist is directing the drama from Ponickly’s script with shooting starting later this month in Alaska. Ponickly plays a widower dealing with his continued depression who falls for the title character Ruby (played by Kalaj), a passionate environmentalist embroiled in a poisonous waste controversy. Nelson will portray a professor.

Quist directed “Raw Cut,” in which Ponickly starred. Kalaj starred in “Riddick,” “Don Jon” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.”