After starring together in Ivan Reitman’s Dave and Ang Lee’s The Ice Storm, Oscar nominee Sigourney Weaver and Oscar winner Kevin Kline will headline Amblin Partners’ adaptation of the New York Times bestseller The Good House, which begins production this week in Canada.
The film will be directed by Emmy nominee Maya Forbes and Emmy winner Wally Wolodarsky, based on a script they co-wrote, adapted from the Ann Leary novel.
The Good House follows Hildy Good (Weaver), a wry New England realtor and descendant of the Salem witches who loves her wine and loves her secrets. Her compartmentalized life starts to unravel as she rekindles an old romance and becomes dangerously entwined in one person’s reckless behavior.
The project is produced by Emmy winner Jane Rosenthal (When They See Us, The Irishman) Emmy nominee Berry Welsh (The Irishman, The Wizard of Lies) and Oscar nominee Aaron Ryder (Arrival, The Prestige) of FilmNation Entertainment. Executive producers are Erika Hampson, Christos V. Konstantakopoulos and Steve Samuels.
Weaver is a three-time Oscar nominee for Aliens, Working Girl and Gorillas in the Mist and plays the leading role of Dr. Grace Augustine in the Avatar franchise. She’s also a three-time Emmy nominee.
Kline won an Oscar for his supporting role as Otto in the John Cleese comedy A Fish Called Wanda. His credits include such pics as Sophie’s Choice, The Big Chill, De-Lovely and Beauty and the Beast. He is also a three-time Tony Award winner, most recently being awarded Best Actor in a Play for his role in the 2017 revival of Present Laughter.
Universal will release the movie in North America. Amblin Partners and Universal will share international distribution rights.
Weaver and Kline are represented by UTA. Kline is managed by Berwick & Kovacik.