Ray Liotta and Linda Emond have joined the cast of Matthew Michael Carnahan's "Violent Talent".
Garrett Hedlund stars as a man who teams with his two oldest friends (Toby Kebbell and Riz Ahmed) to build an 'honest' criminal empire in a contemporary Chicago.
Carnahan says his inspiration for the film is the young Vito Corleone scenes in "The Godfather Part II," basically to explore the genesis and building of a criminal empire.
Liotta and Emond will play the parents of Garrett Hedlund's lead character. Shooting begins early next year in Chicago.