Virginia Madsen is in talks to join Morgan Freeman in the cast of Summer At Dog Dave's.
The actress, who was nominated for an Oscar for her role in Sideways, and Saturday Night Live regular Kenan Thompson are in negotiations to join the Rob Reiner film, Variety reports.
Morgan has already signed up to play a disabled author whose drinking is hampering his ability to write.
Virginia is in line to play Morgan's character's new neighbour who inspires him to give up drinking, while Kenan might play the writer's nephew.
The film is due to start shooting this summer in New York, and to be released in 2012.