"Beautiful Ohio." We're not talking about the Midwestern state, but it's about Chad Lowe's directorial debut, which he along with wife Hilary Swank and Mark Burton are producing. The film is a project based on Ethan Canin's adaptation of his short story titled "Batorsag & Szerelem," from his anthology "The Palace Thief." Former NBA All-Star Reggie Miller of Baby Boom Prods will serve as its executive producer.
"Beautiful Ohio" will star William Hurt, who is joined by the like of Rita Wilson, Julianna Margulies and Michelle Trachtenberg. The story of the film centers on a teenager, played by newcomer Brett Davern, who feels he is in the shadow of his idealized older brother, played by David Call. Wilson and Hurt play the boys' parents, with Margulies cast as a seductive next door neighbor and Trachtenberg as Call's girlfriend.