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Anton Yelchin and Diane Kruger have signed on to star in 5 to 7, a new romantic comedy written and directed by Victor Levin. The project is being produced by Mockingbird Pictures and The Solution Entertainment Group.
The film will star Yelchin as a young novelist living in New York who begins an affair with the wife of a French Dipomat, who will be played by Kruger. The press release about the casting news continues from there saying, "Cultures, world views, personal ethics and dietary preferences clash as love deepens, with remarkable results in this romantic comedy." Levin's previous writing credits include the film Win a Date With Tad Hamilton!, and episodes of shows such as Mad Men, Mad About You and The Larry Sander's Show. Production on the new film is gearing to start up in late February 2013.
Said producers Bonnie Curtis and Julie Lynn in a statement about the project, "Vic Levin's script has us in tears -- we're just not sure if it's from laughing or crying. We're excited about the grace and intelligence that he, Diane and Anton will bring to their interpretations of his beautiful story."
Yelchin has been off screen for just about all of 2012 (he did voice a character in the stop-motion film The Pirates! Band of Misfits), but will be coming back strong in 2013. Next year he will star in an adaptation of Dean Koontz's Odd Thomas, J.J. Abrams' Star Trek Into Darkness and The Smurfs 2.
Kruger recently starred in the period drama Farewell, My Queen - in which she played Marie Antoinette - and Pascal Chaumeil's French adventure comedy Un plan parfait. She will next be seen in Andrew Niccol's upcoming adaptation of Stephenie Meyer's The Host, which will be in theaters on March 29th.