Chris Pine, Rachael Taylor, Eliza Dushku, Bill Pullman and Alan Rickman are joining the wine-themed drama “Bottle Shock” says The Hollywood Reporter.
Set in the 1970s, the film is based on the true story of the Montelena Winery, which won an international wine-tasting competition and put the California Napa Valley region on the vino map.
Pine portrays the son of the vineyard owner who saves the winery and represents Napa in the French tasting, while Taylor plays a university student who interns at the winery.
Dushku acts as a local bartender, and Pullman is the owner of the run-down winery who clashes with his son.
Rickman is an Englishman who runs L’Academie du Vin in Paris and is the chief architect of the blind-tasting challenge that results in an upset victory for the American vintages.
The script was written by Randall M. Miller and Jody Savin from an original script by Ross Schwartz. Miller (“Marilyn Hotchkiss Ballroom Dancing & Charm School”) is directing and shooting begins August 1st in Napa and Sonoma.