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It's been more than a decade since he last did it, but Tim Robbins is stepping back behind the camera again and he's bringing the mother-daughter duo from Tim Burton's Dark Shadows with him. The Academy Award-winning actor is now attached to direct and Chloe Moretz and Michelle Pfeiffer set to star in Man Under, a new indie drama described as being similar in tone to American Beauty and The Royal Tennenbaums.
Variety says that Robbins will also act in the movie, which follows a family from Yonkers that see their lives "changed forever when a photo of them ends up in the Museum of Modern Art." The script was written by Ann Cherkis, whose only previously produced credit is the 2007 film The Secret with David Duchovny and Lili Taylor.
After taking a few years off, Robbins returned to the film world in 2011 to play Senator Hammond in Green Lantern and in 2012 played roles in movies Thanks for Sharing and Back to 1942. He only has three other feautre directing credits in his filmography, including the aforementioned Cradle Will Rock, Dead Man Walking, and Bob Roberts.
While Dark Shadows was Moretz's only film title in 2012, she is set to have a big 2013, the standout titles being the Carrie remake and Kick-Ass 2. Pfeiffer also starred in Alex Kurtzman's People Like Us this past summer and will next appear alongside Robert De Niro in the Luc Besson mob drama Malavita, which is based on the Tonino Benacquista novel "Badfellas" and will be released on October 18, 2013.