Four actors join 'Convincer' film

Bob Balaban, Lea Thompson land roles in crime drama

Michelle Arthur, Bob Balaban, David Harbour and Lea Thompson have joined the cast of "The Convincer," now in production from Werc Werk Works.

Written by Jill and Karen Sprecher and directed by Jill Sprecher, the crime drama, shooting on locations around Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn., stars Greg Kinnear, Alan Arkin and Billy Crudup in the tale of a desperate insurance salesman scheming to get possession of a rare violin.

Mary Frances Budig, Christine Walker and Elizabeth Redleaf are producing.

Arthur most recently appeared in and wrote for the Starz sitcom "Head Case." Balaban's credits include "Howl," also produced by Werc, as well as "Gosford Park" and "Waiting for Guffman." Harbour recently appeared in "State of Play" and "Revolutionary Road." Thompson is best known for the sitcom "Caroline in the City" and the "Back to the Future" trilogy.