Two shining stars, Sienna Miller and Peter Sarsgaard, are advancing in progress to join "The Mysteries of Pittsburgh", a flick based on Michael Chabon's 1988 debut novel. Miller is in final negotiations to play the role of Jane while Sarsgaard is still in talks for that of Cleveland who is a friend of the film's lead character, Art Bechstein.
Expected to start rolling by fall in Pennsylvania, "Pittsburgh" will be helmed by "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story" director Rawson Marshall Thurber who also writes the screenplay. The picture is the second Chabon tome to begin casting in recent months after Paramount Pictures has set to make "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay" based on Chabon's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.
As for the film's candidates, Miller is about to be seen appearing as Edie Sedgwick in "Factory Girl", a Weinstein Co.'s production slated to come up in September while Sarsgaard is working on "Year of the Dog" in which he stars alongside John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon, and Laura Dern.