The movie tells the story of a member of a New York real estate dynasty (Gosling) who becomes involved with a girl from the poor side of town (Dunst).
The former Supernatural star will play the downtrodden detective called to investigate when Dunst’s character goes missing. Frank Langella also stars.
The project is the feature film debut of documentary-maker Andrew Jarecki (Capturing The Friedmans), who will direct from a script he co-wrote.
Filming begins in Connecticut later this month.
Dean Morgan is currently shooting his role as The Comedian in Zack Snyder’s superhero comic adaptation Watchmen.