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Michael Shannon, Samantha Morton to Star in The Harvest

By December 12, 2012

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Michael ShannonThe psychological thriller The Harvest has snagged two Oscar nominees in starring roles. Samantha Morton (In America, Sweet and Lowdown) and Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road) are committed to star in Elephant Eye Films' The Harvest to be directed by John McNaughton from a screenplay by Stephen Lancellotti.

The Harvest will also feature Charlie Tahan, Natasha Calis, Leslie Lyles, and Meadow Williams.

Discussing the project, director McNaughton stated: "The Harvest is one of the best scripts I have read since Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer."

The official synopsis: "Samantha Morton and Michael Shannon portray Katherine and Richard Young, a successful heart surgeon and over-protective mother, and her co-dependent husband who has retired from his career as a nurse to care for their sick son Andy (Charlie Tahan). Andy's healthcare is handled in-house, and all of his medical issues taken care of by his mother and father with the help of a pharmaceutical representative, Sandra (Meadow Williams), who supplies them with whatever they need, no questions asked. Home schooled, Andy lives in a controlled, secluded world, until an innocent 13-year-old neighbor, Maryann (Natasha Calis) moves in with her grandmother (Leslie Lyles) and gives Andy hopes of a better life. As the teens grow closer, the tight knit world Katherine has created begins to unravel."

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