ANTHONY MICHAEL HALL, BRUCE DERN: set to star in new film 'The Lears', based on Shakespeare's 'King Lear', from filmmaker Carl Bessai

The great Bruce Dern won a Golden Globe in 2014 for his performance in 'Nebraska'. He was also nominated for an Academy award, for his fine work in the Oscar nominated Alexander Payne film.

The great Bruce Dern won a Golden Globe in 2014 for his performance in 'Nebraska'. He was also nominated for an Academy award, for his fine work in the Oscar nominated Alexander Payne film.

Principal photography on 'The Lears' is set to begin June 18th in Los Angeles. The film also stars Sean Astin.  The film will be directed by critically acclaimed Canadian filmmaker Carl Bessai, from his own screenplay. 

Bruce Dern will play 'Davenport Lear', a brilliant architect and patriarch of the Lear family. AMH will play his eldest, estranged son 'Glenn Lear'.  Sean Astin also stars in the film and will play Hall's younger brother 'Tom Lear' in 'The Lears.'

Bruce Dern will play 'Davenport Lear', a brilliant architect and patriarch of the Lear family. AMH will play his eldest, estranged son 'Glenn Lear'.  Sean Astin also stars in the film and will play Hall's younger brother 'Tom Lear' in 'The Lears.'

Sean Astin plays 'Tom Lear'

Sean Astin plays 'Tom Lear'

Ivy Matheson plays 'Delia'

Ivy Matheson plays 'Delia'

Aly Michalka plays 'Regan'

Aly Michalka plays 'Regan'

Victoria Smurfit plays 'Diana'  

Victoria Smurfit plays 'Diana'