Kansas City Star Review

Trio fight for estate in 'Last Will'

Tatum O'Neal, Tom Berenger, James Brolin join drama

By Gregg Goldstein

Oct 31, 2008, 12:00 AM ET

 NEW YORK -- Tatum O'Neal, Tom Berenger, Peter Coyote and James Brolin will face deception, corruption and misguided family loyalties in the indie suspense drama "Last Will."

Patrick Muldoon, William Shockley, Jeffery Dean, Shawn Huff and Moon Unit Zappa round out director Brent Huff's ensemble cast.

"Will" centers on Hayden (O'Neal), a woman framed for the murder of her wealthy husband (Berenger) in their affluent Midwestern town. With all evidence stacked against her, she's arrested by a detective (Brolin) and begins a quest to uncover the truth.

Landing the central role in "Will" is a triumph for the APA/Untitled-repped O'Neal. It is her first film since pleading guilty in the summer to disorderly conduct and entering rehab after attempting to purchase drugs.

O'Neal, who recurs role on FX's "Rescue Me," next appears in the indie drama "Saving Grace B. Jones."

Writer Alan Moscowitz's "Will" is produced by Irmgard Pagan and exec produced by Miguel Pagan for Moviecid. Shooting began this week in Kansas City, Mo., and runs through the end of November in director Huff's home state.

Berenger is repped by ICM and Brillstein. Brolin is repped by ICM and Jeff Wald.