Actresses 'Game' for duel

Shohreh Aghdashloo, Marcia Gay Harden in drama

Shohreh Aghdashloo and Marcia Gay Harden have battled for an Oscar and are up against each other at this month's Primetime Emmys. Now they'll go head-to-head again in the indie drama "The No Game."

Sherry Horman is directing the coming-of-age piece, which follows an 18-year old Jewish woman who finds out her biological mother is Palestinian. The search for her identity takes her to an aunt (Aghdashloo) in Brooklyn, where their immediate bonding causes problems with her adoptive mother (Harden, who is in negotiations).

Shooting begins next month in New York; lensing in Israel also is on tap.

David Abramowitz and Elizabeth Fein wrote the screenplay; Doris Kirch produces.

Aghdashloo and Harden were Oscar-nominated in 2004 for their respective work in "House of Sand and Fog" and "Mystic River," and they're nominated for Emmys this year for "House of Saddam" and "The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler."

Aghdashloo, who stars in "The Stoning of Soraya M," is repped by CAA and Tamara Houston. Harden, who won a recent Tony for "God of Carnage" and next appears in "Whip It!" is repped by CAA and Framework Entertainment.
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