Virginia Madsen in talks for “Summer at Dog Dave’s”

Virginia Madsen is in talks to join Morgan Freeman in the cast of Summer At Dog Dave’s.

Virginia, who was nominated for an Oscar for her role in Sideways, and Saturday Night Live regular Kenan Thompson are in negotiations to join the Rob Reiner film, Variety reports. Morgan Freeman has already signed up to play a disabled author whose drinking is hampering his ability to write.

Virginia is in line to play Morgan’s character’s new neighbour who inspires him to give up drinking, while Kenan might play the writer’s nephew. would make a turn as Freeman’s new neighbor, a single-mother of three who befriends the author and inspires him to, well you can probably guess the outcome (hint: he starts writing again).

Virginia Madsen recently co-starred in Catherine Hardwicke’s “Red Riding Hood” and signed on to produce Hardwicke’s adaptation of “The Bitch Posse” through her shingle Title IX, which optioned Martha O’Connor’s book.

Production is scheduled to start this July in Greenwood Lake, NY and to be released in 2012.