Slew of actors join 'The Irishman'

Jonathan Hensleigh pic inspired by Rick Porrello book

More Cannes coverage

CANNES -- Vincent D'Onofrio, Vinnie Jones, Paul Sorvino, Fionnula Flanagan, Laura Ramsey, Steve Schirripa, Linda Cardellini and Bob Gunton have been added to the cast of Jonathan Hensleigh's "The Irishman."

They join Ray Stevenson, Christopher Walken and Val Kilmer in the crime tale about real-life mobster Danny Greene.

Hensleigh and Jeremy Walters wrote the screenplay for the project, inspired by the book "To Kill the Irishman: The War That Crippled the Mafia" by Rick Porrello.

Code Entertainment's Al Corley, Bart Rosenblatt, and Eugene Musso will produce, along with Dundee Entertainment's Tommy Reid and Tara Reid, who brought the property to Code. Jonathan Dana, Peter Miller, and Rick Porrello are exec producers, with George Perez serving as co-producer.

Principal photography begins next week in Detroit, Michigan.

Sales and distribution company Lightning Entertainment is repping international sales, while ICM and Dana are handle domestic sales.