Clive Owen will play one third of an unusual love triangle in Rebecca Miller‘s Maggie’s Plan. The romantic comedy of manners set Greta Gerwig and Julianne Moore in January and will shoot in New York City later this year. Miller penned the screenplay based on a story by Karine Rinaldi that focuses on a woman trying to make her way in the Big Apple. Protagonist Pictures is selling international rights to the film in Cannes. CAA and Cinetic are handling financing and repping North American rights. Rachael Horovitz (Moneyball) shares producer credits with Damon Cardasis and Miller, via Miller and Cardasis’ Round Films and Horovitz’s Specialty Films. Owen most recently appeared in Fred Schepisi’s romantic comedy Words And Pictures with Juliette Binoche and in Guillaume Canet’s crime saga Blood Ties. He’s repped by CAA.
EXCLUSIVE: Rebecca Miller is building a strong cast for Maggie’s Plan, the romantic comedy of manners that she will direct based on the script she wrote from a story by Karen Rinaldi. She has just set Julianne Moore to join Greta Gerwig, who plays the central character, a young woman trying to make her way in New York City.
Miller, who scripted and helmed The Ballad Of Jack And Rose and The Private Lives Of Pippa Lee, will shoot this fall in New York. Moneyball’s Rachael Horovitz is producing through Specialty Films with Damon Cardasis, who partners with Miller in her upstart production shingle Round Films. Moore will be one of several major pieces of talent that Miller is adding to the film. Moore is in the midst of playing President Alma Coin in the two final films being adapted from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay. She also wrapped Legendary Pictures’ Seventh Son opposite Jeff Bridges. Moore is repped by CAA and Management 360.
EXCLUSIVE: Rebecca Miller will next direct Maggie’s Plan, a romantic comedy of manners that will star Frances Ha’s Greta Gerwig. Miller, who scripted and helmed The Ballad Of Jack And Rose and The Private Lives Of Pippa Lee, wrote the script, based on a story by Karen Rinaldi. Moneyball’s Rachael Horovitz is producing through Specialty Films with Damon Cardasis, who partners with Miller in her upstart production shingle Round Films. Gerwig is the lead, and Miller tells me that she will cast several other major parts this month and shoot in the fall in New York.
“It’s the story of a young woman and the joys and pitfalls of trying to make your own way in New York City,” said Miller, who searched long and hard for the right actress to anchor the film. “Greta has a very specific kind of innocent intelligence about her that made her perfect for this part. I’m so happy I found her.” Miller, daughter of the great playwright Arthur Miller, most recently finished her second novel Jacob’s Folly, and got the idea for Maggie’s Plan from Rinaldi, an author friend.