Eastwood is conductor on WIP's 'Rails'


Kevin Bacon and Marcia Gay Harden are in negotiations to star in "Rails and Ties," a Warner Independent Pictures drama that will mark the feature directorial debut of Alison Eastwood.

Eastwood is an actress and the daughter of filmmaker Clint Eastwood, whose Malpaso Prods. is behind the film. Malpaso's Rob Lorenz is producing along with Peer Oppenheimer and Barrett Stuart.

The script by Micky Levy tells of the physical, emotional and psychological collision of two families that is set in motion when a suicidal mother parks her car, with her 9-year old son inside, on a railroad crossing and awaits the arrival of a speeding train. Bacon will play the train engineer, while Harden will be his wife.

Production is to begin in early 2007 in Los Angeles.

Harden won an Oscar for 2003's "Pollock" and was nominated for an Oscar for Eastwood's "Mystic River." Her upcoming films include "The Invisible," a supernatural thriller directed by David Goyer, and "The Dead Girl," a thriller by Karen Moncrieff. She is repped by CAA and Framework Entertainment.

Bacon, who also starred in "Mystic River," next appears in the ensemble crime drama "The Air I Breathe." He is filming the action movie "Death Sentence," being directed by James Wan. He is repped by Endeavor.

Eastwood is repped by Defining Artists.