Nichols, Hurst Caught In “Loop”

Rachel Nichols (“Star Trek,” “GI Joe”) and Jackson Hurst (“Drop Dead Diva”) have joined the cast of the indie romance “The Loop” says EW.

An adaptation of Joe Coomer’s 1992 novel, the story follows a New Mexico highway patrolman, obsessed with a mysterious talking parrot, whose world collides with a free-spirited college librarian. Linda Emond, James Gammon, Buck Henry, Matte Osian and Rocco Sisto also star.

Margaret Whitton makes her feature directorial debut with the project based on a script adapted by Roger Towne (“The Natural”). Filming kicks off next month.