EXCLUSIVE: Matt Dillon and Willem Dafoe are set to star in Whiskey Bay, an independent drama directed by Chris Brinker. The Jonny Hirschbein-scripted film stars Dafoe as a veteran cop who busts estranged white supremacist and ex-con, Jesse Wheeler. Dillon plays Wheeler, a notorious former member of the Aryan Brotherhood who’s trying to start his life over but gets enlisted to go undercover to expose illegal activities in the organization.
Scott Einbinder, Matt Rhodes, Jim Crabbe, Nancy Green-Keyes and Kevin Chapman are producing and the film will shoot in Louisiana.
Dillon stars with Kristen Wiig and Annette Bening in Imogene, which premieres at Toronto, and completed Sunlight Jr with Naomi Watts and Pawn Shop Chronicles with Elijah Wood, Paul Walker and Brendan Fraser. He’s repped by CAA and Untitled while Dafoe is repped by ICM Partners and D/F Management.