Tucker joins Sarandon for trip to 'Valley'


Susan Sarandon and Jonathan Tucker are joining the cast of "In the Valley of Elah," Paul Haggis' follow-up to his Academy Award-winning hit "Crash" (HR 12/1). Tommy Lee Jones and Charlize Theron already have been cast in the Warner Independent Pictures mystery thriller.

"Valley," which also is known as "the untitled Paul Haggis project" at the studio because the title is likely to change, follows a veteran father (Jones) in search of his son, an exemplary soldier who recently returned from Iraq and has mysteriously gone AWOL. Sarandon will play Jones' wife; Tucker plays the son.

Shooting is scheduled to take place this month in New Mexico and Morocco.