Eliza Dushku Goes Into 'Shock'


Eliza Dushku, Chris Pine, Rachael Taylor, Bill Pullman and Alan Rickman will topline the '70s-set wine drama "Bottle Shock."

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the ensemble looks at the birth of the Napa Valley wine industry, telling the true story of the award-winning Montelena Winery.

Randall M. Miller will direct from a script he wrote with Jody Savin. The film appears to arc out as a classic underdog sports movie -- An under-appreciated California vineyard enters an international wine-tasting competition and, after winning, helped to teach the world that Napa Valley can be a grape mecca.

Pullman ("The Zero Effect") plays the owner of the vinery, with Pine ("Just My Luck") as his son. Taylor, currently on the big screen in "Transformers," will play an intern at the vineyard, with Dushku ("Tru Calling") as a local bartender. Rickman will play the head of L'Academie du Vin in Paris. We bet his character will be initially skeptical of the California wine, but his mind will be changed.

Financed by IPW, "Bottle Shock" will begin production in August in Napa and Sonoma.

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