Morissette a novel vision for 'Radio'


Alanis Morissette has joined the cast of novelist Philip K. Dick's semiautobiograhical feature adaptation "Radio Free Albemuth."

In writer-director John Alan Simon's film, Morissette plays Sylvia, a woman who shows up in the vision of a record label executive named Nick (Jonathan Scarfe) as a glamorous singer.

In reality, she's an ordinary woman in unexpected remission from lymphoma who, after appearing in Nick's visions, gets a job as his secretary. She becomes his soul mate thanks to the pair's shared spirituality and visions.

"I am a big fan of Philip K. Dick's poetic and expansively imaginative books," Morissette said. "I feel blessed to portray Sylvia, and to be part of this story being told in film."

Shea Whigham ("Wristcutters: A Love Story"), Katheryn Winnick ("Failure to Launch") and Hanna Hall (2007's "Halloween") also star. Simon and his Discovery Prods. are producing with Dale Rosenbloom and his Open Pictures ("The Girl in The Park") and Rhino Films' Stephen Nemeth ("Dogtown and Z-Boys").

Dick's 1976 novel, published posthumously in 1985, is loosely based on his own experience with visions in the mid-'70s.

"Radio" began filming this month in and around Los Angeles.

Morissette is repped by CAA.