Tim Blake Nelson has scored the role of Charles Bukowski's father in James Franco's "Bukowski".
Franco penned the script which traces the story of a man from childhood through his high school years.
Nelson plays his father who takes out his economic stresses violently on his son, causing Charles to ultimately defend himself.
Nelson has also joined the cast of the Tommy Lee Jones-directed period drama "The Homesman".
The story sees an untrustworthy man and a spinster school teacher team up to transport three crazy women via ox-drawn wagon across the Western plains.
Nelson plays a man who covets one of the women and tries to steal her. Jones, Hilary Swank and Meryl Streep also star in the film which will shoot this spring in New Mexico.