Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin have been signed up for Jason Reitman’s upcoming drama, Labor Day, for a while, and now Dawson Leary himself, aka James Van Der Beek, has joined them, according to THR. Child star Gattlin Griffith and Brighid Fleming have also been cast in the movie.
The movie is about depressed single mom Adele (Winslet) and her son Henry (Griffith), who offer a wounded man (Brolin) a ride. As police search the town for an escaped convict, the mother and son gradually learn his true story as their options become increasingly limited. Van Der Beek will play a police officer investigating a missing person’s case.
Reitman wrote the script, which is adapted from the Joyce Maynard novel, with production due to begin later this year.