Ashley Judd, Seth Green and Ray Liotta will star in The Identical.

The period rock-and-roll themed film marks the directorial debut of music video director Dustin Marcellino.

It is described as a musical fable centred around a family and told via the history of rock 'n' roll.

Green plays a drummer challenged by excesses of wine, women and song, while Liotta is the family's patriarch and a preacher. Judd plays his wife, and Joey Pantoliano will star as a music-loving mechanic.

The film spans the 1940s, 50s and 60s.

Shooting began this week in Nashville.