EXCLUSIVE: Penny Dreadful star Josh Hartnett is in talks to star in A Moment to Remember, an indie drama to be directed by Ben Lewin (The Sessions)Lewin penned the screenplay with Susannah Grant (Erin Brockovich) about a young woman who falls in love with a brusque but sweet man, but their marriage is destroyed after she develops a rare case of early-onset Alzheimer’s. Production is set to begin in November.

Jena Malone joined in May as the female lead and remains attached. Scott Lambert and Sobini Films’ Mark Amin are producing and Sobini is financing.

Season 3 of Showtime’s Penny Dreadful recently wrapped with the shock end of the series. Up next, Hartnett will play an Olympic hockey player in Scott Waugh’s 6 Below and is starring opposite Charlotte Rampling and John Rhys-Davies in Lech Majewski’s sci-fi pic Valley of the Gods. He is also set as the lead in Gut Instinct, a police thriller from writer-director Daniel Roby.

Hartnett is repped by UTA and Management 360.