Sam Rockwell may star opposite Jennifer Garner in Occupant Films' darkly comedic thriller Better Living Through Chemistry, according to Variety. The actor would play "a meek, small-town pharmacist stuck in a loveless marriage who rediscovers himself by starting an affair with a trophy wife, to be played by Garner. After she introduces him to the pleasures of prescription drugs, things spin out of control when they begin plotting to kill her husband." Michelle Monaghan is set to co-star as Rockwell's wife, while Judi Dench will serve as the film's narrator.
Geoff Moore and David Posamentier are making their directorial debut with the indie pic, which was previously slated to star Jeremy Renner. The project is being produced by Occupant's Joe Neurauter and Felipe Marino.
Rockwell turned in a dramatic performace in Conviction and before that starred in Iron Man 2. He will be seen next in Jon Favreau's Cowboys & Aliens and David Gordon Green's Jonah Hill comedy The Sitter, which 20th Century Fox releases Dec. 9. I really like Rockwell, he is a versatile actor. I like his comedic roles, but this sounds like it will be perfect for him because the story is edgy. I am not a fan of Garner, but she may surprise in this darker role.