Christian Slater, Jeffrey Wright and Michael Kenneth Williams Join ‘The Public’

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New York Screening of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" - Red Carpet Arrivals Featuring: Jeffrey Wright Where: Manhattan, New York, United States When: 21 Nov 2013 Credit: Ivan Nikolov/WENN.com

New York Screening of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" - Red Carpet Arrivals Featuring: Jeffrey Wright Where: Manhattan, New York, United States When: 21 Nov 2013 Credit: Ivan Nikolov/WENN.com

Deadline reported, Christian Slater, Jeffrey Wright and Michael Kenneth Williams have joined the cast of ‘The Public.’ Emilio Estevez (The Breakfast Club) is attached to direct. 

You can read the synopsis of the film below:

The film centers on a standoff with police and library officials during a brutal, life-threatening cold snap. Staging an Occupy-style sit-in, library patrons — many of whom are homeless and mentally ill — turn the Cincinnati Public Library into an impromptu shelter for one night. Drawing from the current political climate, the film strives to give equal voice to both sides as it examines the question of who will care for those who are unable to care for themselves.