Gina Gershon checks in to "Love Ranch"

Tue Feb 12, 2008 2:41am EST
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By Gregg Goldstein

NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Gina Gershon is returning to her "Showgirls" stomping grounds in "Love Ranch," Taylor Hackford's drama of passion and betrayal at a Nevada brothel.

Gershon will play a veteran employee at the ranch.

Hackford's wife, Dame Helen Mirren, stars as the co-owner of the operation with Joe Pesci, her on-screen husband. They fall into a dangerous love triangle with a South American boxer (Sergio Peris-Mencheta).

Bryan Cranston ("Malcolm in the Middle") has also joined the cast, playing a state senator who becomes entangled in their sordid affairs. The ensemble cast also includes "Hustle & Flow" alumnae Taryn Manning and Elise Neal.

The indie project is now shooting on location in New Mexico and Nevada.

"Ranch" marks Gershon's return to the Nevada setting that gained her a cult following in the infamous 1995 movie "Showgirls." The actress can now be heard singing on her CD, "In Search of Cleo."

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

<p>Gina Gershon poses at the premiere of "P.S. I Love You" at the Grauman's Chinese theatre in Hollywood, California December 9, 2007. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni</p>