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Sean Astin, Taryn Manning Join Rose McGowan in 'Napa'

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A slew of new faces has been added to the cast of Rose McGowan's next project, "Napa." Well, they're familiar faces, but faces nonetheless!

Variety reports that Sean "Samwise Gamgee" Astin will be joining Taryn Manning, Kevin Pollak and Johnathon Schaech in the indie thriller. Manning, who first broke through in "8 Mile," recently starred in "The Perfect Age of Rock 'n' Roll"; Schaech previously shared the screen with McGowan in Gregg Araki's hyper-violent and sexy '95 film "The Doom Generation."

The film is based on writer and professor Hans Ostrom's novel "Three to Get Ready," a title that will unfortunately get the Stray Cats stuck in your head for days. Ostrom, who's a professor at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington, and first-time director Michael Kerr worked together on adapting the novel. The two met in a screenwriting workshop in the '90s.

McGowan, whom we last saw in "Conan the Barbarian" with Jason Momoa and is the only woman we can think of to rock a machine gun prosthetic leg, stars as Scarlett Harding, a veteran of Afghanistan who becomes sheriff of her hometown in Napa, California. Ostrom also described the setting as "a 'Fargo'-with-grapes evocation of the Napa Valley." O-kay, then! The film is billed as a romantic thriller slash murder mystery, so we're hoping that McGowan and Schaech get together for old time's sake -- on screen, of course.

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