Anne Heche has signed on to star opposite Colin Firth and Emily Blunt in the dark comedy Arthur Newman, Golf Pro. Firth stars as a hateful man with a miserable job who decides to fake his own death and create a new identity: “He meets a young woman (Blunt) with her own troubled past, and the duo start breaking into empty homes to pose as the absent owners.” According to Variety, Heche will play Firth’s girlfriend. For those keeping track of Firth’s romantic interests in the film, Kristin Lehman was cast as the character’s ex-wife.
Commercials helmer Dante Ariola is directing from a script by Becky Johnston (Seven Years in Tibet). Johnston is also producing with Brian Oliver, Alisa Tager, and Natalie Hill of Corss Creek Productions. Shooting will begin later this month in North Carolina.