Josh Boone’s directorial debut, Writers, added two significant actors in its leads. Greg Kinnear and Jennifer Connelly have signed on to the independent drama, which will be based on Boone’s own screenplay, THR reports. Informant Media will produce.
Boone’s story imagines Kinnear as a successful novelist whose home life isn’t nearly as stable as his professional career. He struggles against strained relationships with his ex-wife (Connelly) and their two children: An as-yet-to-be-cast college-aged daughter and a teenage son.
We don’t know a whole heck of a lot about Josh Boone, who lacks even an IMDB record to alert us of past projects. There has to be something of merit in the indie script to have Informant Media ready to step up. The production house’s other projects include the period-age vibrator comedy Hysteria with Maggie Gyllenhaal and Hugh Dancy (which Sony Pictures Classics plans to release in May), and Aaron Eckhart’s starring vehicle The Expatriat.
Kinnear and Connelly both could benefit from a higher-profile project. He has been toiling away in small supportive roles, playing Miley Cyrus’ father in The Last Song and Sarah Jessica Parker’s co-star in I Don’t Know How She Does It. Connelly, meanwhile, reunited with her Beautiful Mind director for The Dilemma and had a part in Salvation Boulevard (ironically, with Kinnear). They’ll reunite for Writers. Let’s hope we end up on their same page when the movie finally reaches theaters.
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