Actor Scoot McNairy has joined the Gus Van Sant-directed Promised Land, and has landed the male lead in the Lynn Shelton-directed Touchy Feely, opposite Ellen Page and Rosemarie DeWitt. In the Matt Damon-John Strasinski-starrer Promised Land, McNairy leads a group of farmers that stand up when Damon’s character tries to drill on their land. McNairy is separately producing with his manager/producing partner John Pierce the indie film Frank and Cindy, which GJ Echternkamp will direct. Rene Russo and Michael Pena will star. The film is a scripted version of Echternkamp’s documentary, which focused on the filmmaker’s dysfunctional parents and his relationship with them.
McNairy will next be seen in the Andrew Dominik-directed Killing Me Softly opposite Brad Pitt, and the Ben Affleck-directed Argo for Warner Bros. He is repped by ICM and The Group Management.