Diana Scarwid, an Oscar nominee in 1980 for "Inside Moves" who returned to Savannah, Ga., to raise a family, has agreed to star in River Road Productions' "Not Under My Roof," a romantic comedy that will shoot in six weeks in the resort community of Tybee Island, Ga. Written and directed by Lance Smith, the story concerns two high schoolers whose passionate relationship cools when his divorced mom and her divorced dad start dating. Baltimore Orioles pitcher Jeff Ballard also has a small part.
Also rolling in the South is IRS Media's untitled action-drama about a small-town sheriff who must confront his past when two Los Angeles cops arrive to track down dangerous criminals. Bill Paxton stars as the sheriff, Cynda Williams (the singer in Spike Lee's "Mo' Better Blues") is one of the criminals and Jim Meltzer plays one of the cops. Carl Franklin directs the Billy Bob Thornton-Tom Epperson script. Shooting is under way in Brinkley, Ark.