Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda Re-Team For Paul Weitz-Directed ‘Moving On;’ Limelight & Boies/Schiller Funding

(L-R) Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Paul Weitz Mega

EXCLUSIVE: Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda have committed to a big screen reteam in Moving On, a comedy written and to be directed by Paul Weitz.

Malcolm McDowell and Richard Roundtree join them in a film about two old friends who reconnect at a funeral, and decide to exact revenge on the widower who wronged them decades before. Production will begin this fall in Los Angeles. The film’s co-financed by Limelight and Boies/Schiller Film Group.

Andrew Miano, Stephanie Meurer & Weitz are producing through Depth of Field. Limelight’s Chris Parker and Dylan Sellers are financing the film and are also producing. Boies/Schiller Film Group is also financing, and David Boies and Zack Schiller are exec producing. Depth of Field’s Dan Balgoyen & Britta Rowings are the executive producers. Weitz most recently directed the Kevin Hart-starrer Fatherhood for Netflix.

Tomlin and Fonda are currently shooting the seventh and final season of Netflix’s Grace & Frankie, which is set to wrap in early November. The 12 episodes of the Martin Sheen and Sam Waterson co-starring comedy are expected to launch on the streamer in 2022.

Limelight’s most recent credits are Palm Springs, the Philip Noyce-directed Naomi Watts-starrer Lakewood that premiered at Toronto, the Ted Melfi-directed The Starling with Melissa McCarthy that opens today on Netflix, and they are in post on the miniseries Pam & Tommy. Boies/Schiller teamed with Limelight on both Lakewood and The Starling.

Tomlin is repped by WME and attorney Vivian Schneider; Fonda by CAA, Untitled Entertainment, and Hirsch Wallerstein; McDowell by Chris Roe Management; Roundtree by Artists & Representatives & Patrick McMinn; and Depth of Field by UTA and Barnes Morris. UTA Independent Film negotiated the deal with Limelight and is repping worldwide rights.

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