Other cast members signing on to the film include Zoe Levin, Analeigh Tipton, Scott Haze and Robin Lord-Taylor. Josh Hutcherson, Tim Blake Nelson and Giancarlo Esposito are already enlisted to star in the film.
“The Long Home” is based on a novel by William Gay and centers on a young man (Hutcherson) who finds himself working for the very bootlegger who killed his father 10 years earlier.
Franco is producing alongside Vince Jolivette and Jay Davis.
Kutcher currently wrapped his run in Chuck Lorre’s “Two and a Half Men,” and the project marks first-time he is joining forces with Franco. Hartnett appeared alongside Franco in Robert Duvall‘s project, “Wild Horses,” and Hartnett currently stars on Showtime’s “Penny Dreadful.” He is represented by UTA.
“The Long Home” is set to be released in 2017.
Just this past Saturday, Franco released first look photos from the set on his instagram.