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'Earthbound' adds Goldberg, Bates

Drama currently filming in New Orleans

Kathy Bates and Whoopi Goldberg have joined the cast of director Nicole Kassell's love story "Earthbound," starring Kate Hudson and Gael Garcia Bernal, which is currently filming in New Orleans.

Gren Wells wrote the screenplay for the production, fully financed by the Film Department, which also stars Rosemarie DeWitt, Lucy Punch, Romany Malco, Steven Weber and Treat Williams.

Producing are John Davis, Mark Gill, Robert Katz and Adam Schroeder, with Neil Sacker and Michael Goguen as executive producers.

Bates most recently starred in "The Blind Side." Goldberg will next be heard as one of the voices in "Toy Story 3."