October 15, 2010 / 4:57 AM / 9 years ago

Farrow, Walken to play Mom and Dad in Solondz drama

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Christopher Walken, Mia Farrow and Selma Blair are joining Jordan Gelber in “Dark Horse,” the latest indie drama from Todd Solondz.

The film centers on a thirtysomething man (Gelber) in arrested development who lives with his parents (Walken and Farrow), reluctantly works for his father and avidly collects toys. He seeks out a thirtysomething woman (Blair) in arrested development in an attempt to shed his dark-horse status within his family and finally accomplish something.

Aasif Mandvi, a correspondent for “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” who appeared in “The Last Airbender,” also is in the movie, playing Blair’s “not quite” ex-boyfriend.

Already cast are Justin Bartha (“The Hangover”) as Gelber’s more successful brother, Zachary Booth (“Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist”) as Gelber’s easygoing cousin and Donna Murphy (TNT’s “Trust Me”) as Walken’s secretary.

Walken has been working solidly in the indie world, racking up credits including “The Irishman,” “Life’s a Beach” and “The Maiden Heist.” He received a Tony nomination this year for his lead role in the dark comedy “A Behanding in Spokane.”

“Horse” will mark Farrow’s first screen appearance since 2008’s “Be Kind Rewind.”

Blair recently wrapped the ensemble indie film “The Family Tree” and the thriller “Columbus Circle.”

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