Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Katherine Heigl and Amanda Seyfried have joined the indie comedy Gently Down the Stream. The film will be written and directed by Justin Zackham (The Bucket List). De Niro and Keaton play "a long-divorced couple who, for the sake of their adopted son's wedding and his biological mother, pretend they are still married. They quickly learn that acting the part isn't easy, especially when their past, present and future unravel for all to see."
Zackham's Two Ton Films along wiht Clay Pecorin will produce with Richard Salvatore and Harry Ufland. Avi Lerner, Danny Dimbort and Trevor Short are serving as executive producers. Lerner's Nu Image/Millennium Films will be selling foreign rights to the film, which will be retitled "The Big Wedding" overseas.
Here is what Zackham had to say about the project:
"I'm excited to be able to continue what we started with on The Bucket List - iconic actors in a funny, adult, character-driven story, albeit with a little more sex and bad behavior on everyone's part. Nu Image/Millennium has been a great partner and I'm honored to have such an amazing cast."
Here is what Lerner had to say:
"Working with Diane and De Niro again will be great. Katherine and Amanda are young talented actors. It is good casting. Justin's script is well written and he is the right choice to direct. It is going to be warm-hearted funny film."
This film marks the third time that De Niro and Keaton have been together on screen. They last starred in Marvin's Room and The Godfather Part II. The film sounds like a perfect fit for everyone involved. Keaton seems to gravitate toward these films. De Niro works well in comedy so I am excited to see what happens.
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