Billy Crudup, Douglas Booth join Sam Rockwell executive produced Life at These Speeds.
Leif Tilden directs from the script by Marc Novak, based on the novel by Jeremy Jackson. This reunites Rockwell with Tilden who directed him in the award-winning short BigLove, reports Variety.
Booth plays a rural teen who loses his best friends in a tragic accident, takes all of his guilt as a survivor, and channels it into a running addiction, becoming a world-class distance runner. This is not unfamiliar ground for Crudup who portrayed Steve Prefontaine in Without Limits, and will play Booth's coach in Life at These Speeds.
Rockwell said that he's "been a big supporter of Leif -- and of Life at These Speeds since its inception. I'm very excited that Douglas and Billy have joined us on the project."
Producing are Scott William Alvarez of Cinema Revival and Peter Holden via F.X. Vitolo. Production aims to start late March, shooting in Jackson, Mississippi.