From Variety: Alan Arkin, Monica Bellucci, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Keanu Reeves have joined the already starry cast of Rebecca Millerâ€™s â€œThe Private Lives of Pippa Lee.â€
Pic, which is produced by Elevation Filmworks and Brad Pittâ€™s Plan B Entertainment, already features Julianne Moore and Winona Ryder. Robin Wright Penn stars as a dutiful wife whose husband falls for a younger woman, freeing her to explore her buried sensuality and leading to â€œa very quiet nervous breakdown.â€
Miller (â€The Ballad of Jack and Roseâ€) directs from her own novel of the same title. Lensing is skedded to begin in April 2008 in Connecticut.
Samantha Horleyâ€™s London-based Lumina Films is executive producing the pic and handling worldwide sales, with CAA partnering on the sale of North American distribution rights. Jean-Luc De Fanti and Winchester Capital Partners provide finance and take exec producing credits.
Pic is the fourth collaboration between Lemore Syvan of Elevation and Miller, following â€œJack and Rose,â€ â€œPersonal Velocityâ€ and â€œAngela.â€