Mira Sorvino continued her commitment to the independent world agreeing to headline the drama about estranged sisters, “Union Square,” from veteran director Nancy Savoca.
According to “Deadline,” Sorvino signed on to co-star opposite Tammy Blanchard as two estranged sisters who reunite with one about to get married and the other about to experience a nervous breakdown.
Bronx native Savoca, who directed landmark indie melodramas like “Dogfight,” “Household Saints” and “The 24 Hour Woman,” co-wrote the script with Mary Tobler. Neda Armian from Armian Pictures and Rich Guay from Cine-Si signed on to produce the film.
Sorvino, best known for her starring roles in the Woody Allen comedy “Mighty Aphrodite” and “Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion,” joined Michael Rispoli, Daphne Rubin-Vega and Patti LuPone for the film.
“Union Square” will be the first feature film for Savoca since the 2003 immigrant drama “Dirt.”