Sorvino on 'Road' trip for Focus


Mira Sorvino will star opposite Joaquin Phoenix and Mark Ruffalo in "Reservation Road," a drama Terry George is directing for Focus Features.

In the film, two families collide when the father of one kills the son of the other in a hit-and-run. Phoenix and Ruffalo are the fathers, and Jennifer Connelly will be Phoenix's wife.

Sorvino will play Ruffalo's ex-wife.

The screenplay is by Burnham Schwartz, who is adapting his own book, with revisions by George. "Road" is the inaugural project from a filmmaking partnership between Focus and Random House Films.

Nick Wechsler and A. Kitman Ho are producing, and Volume One's Dean Leavitt and Gina Resnick are executive producing.

Sorvino was nominated for a Golden Globe for her work on the miniseries "Human Trafficking." Her credits include "The Final Cut" and "Gods and Generals." She won an Oscar for her performance in "Mighty Aphrodite."

Sorvino is repped by Endeavor and attorney Michael Adler.