'City Island' locks up three


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

Garcia will play 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 will play Rizzo's wife, Arkin a teacher in his acting class and Mortimer a fellow student he befriends.

Garcia's daughter Dominik Garcia-Lorido will play his onscreen daughter. Ezra Miller also stars.

Writer-director 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 in the eponymous Bronx fishing neighborhood where the story is set.

Paradigm Motion Picture Finance Group packaged the project and reps domestic sales. (partialdiff)