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Four actors join 'The Descendants'

Judy Greer, Beau Bridges and Matthew Lillard cast

Judy Greer, Beau Bridges, Matthew Lillard and Robert Forster are joining the cast of Alexander Payne's "The Descendants," which begins filming Monday in Hawaii.

Based on the novel by Kaui Hart Hemmings, the film stars George Clooney as an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-establish his relationship with his daughters after his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki.

The cast also includes Shailene Woodley, Mary Birdsong, Nick Krause and Amara Miller.

Along with the writing team of Nat Faxon and Jim Rash, Payne wrote the screen adaptation, which is being produced by Ad Hominem's Payne, Jim Burke and Jim Taylor for release by Fox Searchlight.

Searchlight's president of production Claudia Lewis and senior vp of production Matthew Greenfield are overseeing the project.

Greer, repped by CAA and Principato-Young, is appearing in the upcoming features "Marmaduke" and "Love and Other Drugs," and is also starring opposite David Krumholtz in Fox's comedy pilot "Tax Man."