Paul Dano has signed on to star opposite Robert De Niro in Another Night with Paul Weitz directing from his own script and producing.
The film is based on Nick Flynn's memoir "Another Bullshit Night in Suck City" about a young writer who takes a job at a homeless shelter in Boston where he discovers his long-absent father seeking a bed.
Weitz and Andrew Miano are producing under their Depth of Field banner along with Michael Costigan's Corduroy Films and with De Niro's Tribeca Productions. Tribeca's Jane Rosenthal and Meghan Lyvers and Caroline Baron and Kerry Kohansky of Depth of Field.
The memoir focues on Flynn's estranged father who was a delusional conman and self-proclaimed poet, and their reunion at a Boston homeless shelter. The title comes from the father's characterization of life as a homeless person.
The film was initially set up at Sony, then moved to Fox 2000 and has finally landed in good hands at Focus. This sounds a lot better than Little Focker's which Weitz directed. The good thing is that he has a relationship with De Niro so that can only aid this film.
Dano has been very busy lately, he just finished shooting Cowboys and Aliens and Meek's Cutoff. He is currently attached to Endgame's Looper which he will star alongside Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
This cast sounds great and I am sure they will be able to add great depth to the characters. What are your thoughts on this film?