EXCLUSIVE: Voltage Films has set Jane Fonda and Bruce Greenwood to join Fathers And Daughters, the Gabriele Muccino-directed film that stars Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Aaron Paul, Diane Kruger, Quvenzhané Wallis and Octavia Spencer. Production just got underway in Pittsburgh. The film is a love story between a troubled father and his daughter who lives in New York 25 years after him, Crowe plays a famous novelist suffering from depression as he tries to raise his 5-year-old daughter. Seyfried plays the girl as an adult, who has struggles of her own, shrapnel from that childhood. Fonda will play the novelist’s longtime friend and literary agent while Greenwood will play the writer’s brother-in-law, who with his wife (Kruger) wages a legal battle to forcibly adopt the young daughter (Kylie Rogers).
Fonda has been on a tear, next starring alongside Jason Bateman and Tina Fey in This Is Where I Leave You, and getting an Emmy nomination for her role in Aaron Sorkin’s HBO series The Newsroom. She also signed on for Grace And Frankie, a 13-episode comedy series for Netflix. Her most recent book, Being A Teen, is on the New York Times Bestseller list. Greenwood, last seen in Universal’s Endless Love, is shooting the Andrew Niccol-directed Good Kill.
Fathers And Daughters is a Black List script by Brad Desch he developed with Busted Shark Productions partner Sherryl Clark before it was bought by Voltage, whose Craig J. Flores and Nicolas Chartier are producing with Clark. Voltage is handling foreign sales. Crowe, Keith Rodger, and Romilda De Luca are exec producers.