Madsen Joins Reiner’s “Dog Dave’s”

Virginia Madsen and Kenan Thompson are in negotiations to join Rob Reiner’s drama “Summer at Dog Dave’s” at Castle Rock Entertainment says Variety.

Morgan Freeman stars as a wheelchair-bound author of Western novels whose alcoholism is destroying his drive. The friendship of the recently arrived family next door helps him rediscover his passion for writing.

Madsen will play the matriarch of said family, a single mother going through a divorce who has three daughters. Thompson will play Freeman’s helpful nephew in the film.

Madsen fills a role that Annette Bening had been linked to but was never officially onboard for. Reiner, Guy Thomas and Andrew Scheinman penned the script.