EXCLUSIVE: Glenn Close, James Franco and Brit Marling will star in The Grace That Keeps This World, an adaptation of the Tom Bailey novel that Terri helmer Azazel Jacobs will direct from a script by Matthew Aldrich. Anonymous Content’s Alix Madigan will produce with Jewerl Ross and Aldrich. The story follows a father and his sons as they prepare for the upcoming hunting season. Family conflicts arise when a rookie environmental cop begins an investigation of hunting violations that reveals a family divided by their life choices.
Jacobs’ Terri was critically acclaimed on the festival circuit, and Aldrich got on the map when a bidding battle erupted over his script Father Daughter Time: A Tale Of Armed Robbery And Eskimo Kisses, which Matt Damon signed on to direct and star in for Warner Bros. Aldrich followed in a deal with Emmett/Furla for his script Fair Trade, which has Liam Neeson in talks to star, and he has completed the script for The Ballad Of Pablo Escobar for Lincoln Lawyer helmer Brad Furman, which will go into production next year.
CAA represents Close, Franco, Marling, Jacobs, and Aldrich, and the agency will co-rep the film’s distribution rights with Cinetic Media. Close is managed by Anonymous Content; Franco by James Levy Management; Marling by Alan Siegel Entertainment; Jacobs by Cinetic Management; and Aldrich by Ross.