Harris gets 'Cleaner' with Palmer


Ed Harris and Keke Palmer are in negotiations to join the Samuel L. Jackson starrer "Cleaner" for Millennium Films.

Anonymous Content is producing the crime thriller, which centers on a man (Jackson) who specializes in cleaning up crime scenes and is drawn into a mystery when he cleans up the evidence at a murder before the killing is reported. Matthew Aldrich penned the screenplay, and Renny Harlin will direct.

Harris will play Jackson's former partner, and Palmer will play Jackson's daughter.

The film is set to begin shooting next month in Shreveport, La.

Jackson is producing alongside Anonymous' Steve Golin, Alix Madigan and Paul Green. Anonymous' Eli Selden and the Firm's Julie Yorn are executive producing.

Harris' credits include "The Hours," "A Beautiful Mind" and "Pollock"; he also directed "Pollock." The four-time Oscar nominee next will co-star in Ben Affleck's feature directorial debut, "Gone, Baby, Gone," which is based on the Dennis Lehane novel.

Harris is repped by CAA and attorney Melanie Cook.

Palmer is best known for her role in the spelling bee-themed drama "Akeelah and the Bee." She next appears in the Disney Channel telefilm "Jump In!" and has an overall deal at Atlantic Records, with an album due out in the spring. Palmer is repped by WMA and Untitled Entertainment.

Aldrich is repped by the Gersh Agency and Jewerl Ross at Silent R Management.