class=”alignleft size-thumbnail wp-image-69044″ title=”emile hirsch” src=”×150.jpg” alt=”” width=”151″ height=”150″ />Last seen on cinema screens as a disturbed Vietnam vet (is there any other type portrayed in the movies?) in 2009’s Taking Woodstock, Emile Hirsch has signed up for the lead in The Motel Life.

Adapted from the debut novel by musician and writer Willy Vlautin, it tells the story of two brothers from Reno, Nevada whose lives are thrown into turmoil following a tragic hit-and-run accident.

The film is being produced Alan and Gabe Polsky, the siblings behind last year’s Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans and Little Birds – a feature currently in competition at Sundance, which has also been getting some good notice.

A director or script writer has yet been hired, and the duo are also looking to find another male and female lead for the project. As always, we’ll report back when we hear of any futher developments.

News via Empire.