Scott Speedman to Join Patricia Clarkson in OCTOBER GALE

Scott Speedman to Join Patricia Clarkson in OCTOBER GALE

According to Deadline, Scott Speedman has signed on to join Patricia Clarkson in Ruba Nadda's upcoming drama OCTOBER GALE.

In the film, "Speedman plays a mysterious man who, during a violent October storm, washes up on the shore of Helen Matthews' remote island cottage, unconscious and bleeding from a gunshot wound. Clarkson plays the recently widowed doctor who takes him in, only to find that the shooter is coming back to finish the job and that the storm has cut them off from the mainland."

The actor was recently seen in the ill-fated ABC drama Last Resort. He is best known for his role as "Ben' opposite Keri Russell in 'Felicity.' His film credits include the The Vow and The Strangers.

Clarkson's Broadway theatre credits include The House of Blue Leaves and Eastern Standard. Clarkson had supporting roles in a series of high-profile films in her early career. Her first movie role, at age 27, was as the wife of Elliot Ness (Kevin Costner) in The Untouchables.

She was also featured in The Dead Pool, Rocket Gibraltar and Everybody's All-American. She starred in the short-run television series Davis Rules, and in the miniseries Alex Haley's Queen. More often a character actor than a leading woman, she has also appeared in such major films as The Green Mile (1999), Far from Heaven (2002), Good Night, and Good Luck (2005) and Lars and the Real Girl (2007).