EXCLUSIVE: Director Paul Duddridge (Mothers and Daughters) has set Shirley Jones and Robert Wagner as the leads in his upcoming indie Together, described as a Romeo and Juliet love story for seniors. The pic will begin shooting in January.
The film centers on elderly married couple Phil and Rose. When Rose finds herself in the hospital after a minor injury, Phil must fight the doctors, social workers, and even their own children to prevent his wife for over 60 years from being moved into a nursing home. Everyone believes the couple is better living apart forcing Rose and Phil to take matters into their own hands against an unjust system.
Duddridge penned the screenplay and also as producer alongside Kelsey Law and Danielle James. The film will be produced as a joint effort between Marmont Films and Siempre Viva Productions.
Jones won the Oscar for her supporting role in the 1960s film Elmer Gantry. On the television side, she is perhaps best known as the matriarch in the musical sitcom The Partridge Family.
Wagner played Number Two in the Austin Powers trilogy and can next be seen in sci-fi thriller What Happened To Monday? with Noomi Rapace, Glenn Close and Willem Dafoe.