Duchovny, Farmiga Get Friendly With “Goats”

David Duchovny, Vera Farmiga, Keri Russell, Minnie Driver and Will Arnett have joined the cast of the comedy feature “Goats” for Red Crown Productions, Elliptical Films and Sandia Media.

Based on the Mark Poirier’s novel, the coming of age story follows 15 year-old Ellis (Graham Phillips) as he moves from Wendy, his flakey, new age mother’s (Farmiga) South-Western home to an East Coast prep school where his estranged father Frank (Ty Burrell) was once a star student.

For Ellis, this means leaving behind the only real dad he has ever known, Goat Man (Duchovny), his pot-smoking, goat herding mentor, and ultimately needing to evaluate his new prep school lifestyle that’s in stark contrast to his stoner upbringing.

Russell plays Frank’s new wife, Driver is Wendy’s best friend and yogic advisor Johanna, and Arnett is Wendy’s boyfriend Bennett.

Francis Ford Coppola’s nephew Christopher Neil makes his directorial debut on the film which begins shooting next month for release in 2012.