Paul Dano to play indie rocker
Paul Dano has signed up to play the lead in new indie music drama For Ellen.
The Little Miss Sunshine and There Will Be Blood star will portray a struggling indie rocker who wrecks his car on the way to a small US town to deal with his impending divorce, Variety reports.
Jon Heder has already signed up for a supporting role in the movie, written and directed by So Young Kim.
The project is due to being filming in New York state next month.
Dano, 25, had his big breakthrough playing a sulky teen in Little Miss Sunshine and then wowed as Eli in There Will Be Blood, for which he earned a Bafta nomination for Best Supporting Actor, but lost out to Javier Bardem for No Country For Old Men.