Matt Dillon, Isabella Rossellini To Star In Shirin Neshat's 'Land of Dreams'

Matt Dillon and Isabella Rossellini are set to star in Land of Dreams, which will begin production this fall in New Mexico, joining a cast that also includes Minnie Driver, William Moseley and Naz Esfahani.

The film is the newest project of Iranian artist Shirin Neshat, perhaps best known for 2009's Silver Lion prize winner Women Without Men. Neshat co-wrote the film alongside Goya's Ghosts scribe Jean-Claude Carrière, and plans to co-direct with her longtime creative partner Shoja Azari.

Land of Dreams is a feature length spin on Neshat's short film of the same name, described as a political satire set in a "distant, but near" future in which the United States has closed its borders and now employs "dream collectors" as part of a Census Bureau intended to control, rather than merely measure, the nation's dwindling population. The film will follow the path of Simin, an Iranian-American who struggles with her own cultural identity as she excavates the dreams of others.