Tim Robbins and James Gandolfini are set to co-star opposite Diane Lane in HBO Films’ Cinema Verite. The movie, written by David Seltzer, is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the groundbreaking 1973 PBS documentary series An American Family. The series by Oscar-winning doc filmmakers Alan and Susan Raymond centered on Santa Barbara couple Pat Loud (Lane) and Bill Loud (Robbins), who split up during the filming, and their children, the eldest of whom, son Lance, became TV’s first openly gay character. In Cinema Verite, which is centered on the Pat Loud character, Gandolfini will play the documentary’s producer, Craig Gilbert. Gavin Polone and Zanne Devine are executive producing Cinema Verite, which is being directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini. Filming is slated for this summer in Los Angeles. Sopranos star Gandolfini, who has been under a deal at HBO, is also attached to produce and possibly star in the pay cable channel’s adaptation of the Canadian comedy series Taxi-22, now in development.
Tim Robbins & James Gandolfini Join The HBO Movie 'Cinema Verite'
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