Cardellini in 'Heaven' with Walker


Linda Cardellini is set to star opposite Paul Walker in "Heaven Project," an indie drama being directed by John Glenn.

The story follows an ex-con who is sentenced to death and wakes up from his lethal injection in a small Oregon town. Working as a groundskeeper for a mental hospital, he is told he was given a second chance by God but questions whether he ever really died.

Cardellini will play the hospital's administrator and Walker's love interest.

Producing are David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman of Mandeville along with Inferno Entertainment's Bill Johnson. Matt Milich also is producing.

Production is under way in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Cardellini is one of the stars of NBC's "ER." She also played Velma in the "Scooby-Doo" movies and will appear in CBS' Larry McMurtry miniseries "Comanche Moon." She is repped by Gersh, 3 Arts and Barnes, Morris, Klein.