Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Emile Hirsch and Imelda Staunton have all joined the cast of Ang Lee’s “Taking Woodstock” for Focus Features reports Variety.
James Schamus adapted the memoir of Elliot Tiber, Demetri Martin plays the aspiring interior designer in Greenwich Village obliged to run the family business, a Catskills motel.
In summer 1969, he volunteered the motel to be the home base for Woodstock concert organizers after his neighbor, Max Yasgur (Eugene Levy), made his farm available for the event.
Amongst the cast members announced Morgan plays a closeted married man having an affair with Tiber, Staunton and Henry Goodman will play Tiber’s parents, and Hirsch will play a recently returned Vietnam vet.
Joining them are Jonathan Groff as Woodstock organizer Michael Lang, Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan as a hippie couple attending the concert, Dan Fogler as a local theater troupe head, and Mamie Gummer as Lang’s assistant.
Liev Schreiber is also in talks to play a transvestite named Vilma.