'City Island' locks up three

Julianna Margulies, Emily Mortimer, Alan Arkin join cast

Julianna Margulies, Emily Mortimer and Alan Arkin are joining Andy Garcia and Steven Strait in the indie family comedy "City Island."

Garcia plays Vince Rizzo, a Bronx prison official who realizes that an inmate (Strait) is his secret love child. His efforts to become his guardian lead to comic complications. Margulies plays Rizzo's wife, Arkin plays a teacher in his acting class, and Mortimer plays a fellow student he befriends.

Garcia's daughter Dominik Garcia-Lorido plays his onscreen daughter, and Ezra Miller also stars.

Raymond De Felitta's Medici Entertainment, Garcia's CineSon, Lucky Monkey Pictures' Lauren Versel and Zachary Matz will produce "City," which began shooting this week on location in the eponymous Bronx fishing neighborhood where the story is set.

De Felitta directed "The Thing About My Folks" and the sleeper period indie "Two Family House."

Paradigm Motion Picture Finance Group packaged the project and is repping domestic sales.
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