Co-starring Steven Strait, Emily Mortimer, Dominik Garcia-Lorido and Ezra Miller, the movie was written and is being directed by Raymond De Felitta, a filmmaker whose credits include "Two Family House," "Cafe Society" and "The Thing About My Folks."
De Felitta's Medici Entertainment, Garcia's CineSon and Lauren Versel's Lucky Monkey Pictures will produce the film along with Zachary Matz.
The movie began shooting this week on location in City Island, N.Y.
"It is rare to find material that captures the human condition with an emotional yet humorous content, in such an elegant framework. From the first read, De Felitta's script seduced me not only as an actor but as a producer," Garcia said in a statement.
"City Island" is the story of a Bronx prison deputy named Vince Rizzo (Garcia,) who recognizes a prisoner (Strait) as the adult child he fathered 20 years ago, but didn't raise. Rizzo decides to take the young man into his home and be his guardian; however, his effort to conceal the nature of his relationship with the young man soon becomes difficult to manage.