Trio Joins Roth’s Dying Animal

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Variety says Lakeshore Entertainment has set Penélope Cruz, Ben Kingsley and Patricia Clarkson to star in an untitled drama based on the Philip Roth novella Dying Animal. Isabel Coixete (The Secret Life of Words) will direct; production begins in April in Vancouver.

Nicholas Meyer wrote the script, having previously adapted Roth’s The Human Stain for Lakeshore. The story is about a student who engages in a torrid affair with her professor and then returns years later with a revelation.

Lakeshore’s Tom Rosenberg and Gary Lucchesi will produce, and the film will be distributed through their output deal with MGM.