Rachel McAdams Joins James Franco In Wim Wenders' Every Thing Will Be Fine
James Franco is everywhere once again. Earlier this summer he had a hit with the self-mocking comedy This Is The End. His adaptation of the Cormac McCarthy Child of God will soon hit the illustrious New York Film Festival. He’s mashed himself with Van Gogh to announce his own art-centric show called James Franco Presents, because obviously. But while we get whiplash from one Franco announcement after another, the gallingly multi-talented star has now begun production on Every Thing Will Be Fine.
Academy Award-winning German director Wim Wenders (Pina, Wings of Desire) will helm the film that THR reports Rachel McAdams has recently joined. Written by Bjørn Olaf Johannessen, Every Thing Will Be Fine stars Franco as Tomas, a man whose life is forever changed after he accidentally kills a child in a car accident. In an attempt to cope, he forges a bond with the child’s grieving mother and brother Christopher, and channels his guilt into his writing, which launches his career. As his fame grows, he begins to neglect his relationship with them. 10 years later, a grown Christopher reaches out once more, which causes Franco’s character to have a mental breakdown.
Charlotte Gainsbourg has signed on to play the aforementioned mother, while Robert Naylor of television’s Being Human will portray the surviving brother. For her part, McAdams will play Franco’s concerned girlfriend, who attempts to help him cope in the shadow of his guilt. Funny enough, fellow Canadian actress Sarah Polley was attached to play the part last July, but a deal never came together. Polley and McAdams notably both starred on the sensational theater troupe-centered dramedy series Slings and Arrows, though not at the same time. After McAdams’ ingénue character was written off the show, it began a tradition of bringing in a new young actress character each season. Polley played the role in season three.
This original drama will mark the first time McAdams and Franco share the screen, though both are also said to be attached to Mark Osborne’s animated interpretation of The Little Prince along with Jeff Bridges, Marion Cotillard, Benicio Del Toro, and Paul Giamatti. With Every Thing Will Be Fine having rolled into production in Montreal just last week, it’s anticipated the film won’t hit theaters until next year. In the meantime, you can soon look for McAdams in Richard Curtis’s time-travel romantic comedy About Time as well as Anton Corbijn’s translation of John le Carre’s thriller novel A Most Wanted Man. The former is opening in the U.S. on November 8th, while the latter follows on November 22nd. New York audiences will have a chance to check out About Time early, thanks to its coveted spot in the New York Film Festival. Check out its trailer below:
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