Reeves, Gyllenhaal, Arkin, Bellucci to star in The Private Lives of Pippa Lee

February 7th, 2008 - 3:29 pm ICT by admin  

Washington, Feb 7 (ANI): Keanu Reeves, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Alan Arkin and Monica Bellucci have signed on to star in dramedy The Private Lives of Pippa Lee.

They will join an already confirmed cast of Robin Wright Penn, Julianne Moore and Winona Ryder, reports Variety.

Director Rebbeca Miller has adapted the script from her forthcoming novel that “centers on a dutiful 50-year-old wife whose husband falls for a younger woman, freeing her to explore her buried sensuality and leading to a very quiet nervous breakdown.”

Arkin plays the husband who leaves Wright Penn for Ryder. Bellucci will play his first wife.

Reeves will play Wright Penn’s younger lover, while Gyllenhaal plays Wright Penn’s diet pill-addicted mother in flashback sequences.

Moore has signed on to play a lesbian novelist in the pic.

Elevation Filmworks is producing along with Plan B Entertainment.

London-based Lumina Films is executive producing the film and handling worldwide sales, with CAA partnering on the sale of domestic distribution rights.

Jean-Luc De Fanti and Winchester Capital Partners are on board to finance the film as executive producers.

The film is scheduled to begin principal photography in April in Connecticut. (ANI)

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