Dylan Walsh has landed a lead role in C Street, an indie political drama from director Peter Iengo. The story follows a power-hungry intern who converts his apartment into a kind of no-tell motel for politicians, with a plan to control politics through sex. Everything changes when he finds his dream girl naked in his bed — waiting for his boss. Walsh will play the boss, Senator Fallon, a gladhander and backstabber who pulls the strings. Brett Lewis wrote the script and is producing with Iango. Walsh stars on A&E’ Unforgettable and recurs on NCIS: New Orleans. He toplined FX’s Nip/Tuck, and other recent credits include Castle, Revenge and Secretariat. He is repped by Gersh and McGowan Management.

Vertical Entertainment has secured North American rights to Pod, writer-director Mickey Keating’s thriller that premiered in the Midnight section at SXSW. The pic follows estranged siblings (Dean Cates, Lauren Ashley Carter), who travel to their isolated family lake house in Maine to hold an intervention for their brother, Martin (Brian Morvant). They find the house ransacked and learn that Martin has constructed an elaborate and horrifying conspiracy theory surrounding a sinister entity that he believes he has trapped in the basement. Vertical will release the film day-and-date in theaters and VOD in the fall. The deal was negotiated by Vertical execs Rich Goldberg and Peter Jarowey and Nate Bolotin and Mette-Marie Katz of XYZ on behalf of the filmmakers.