Bryce Dallas Howard is in talks to replace Lindsay Lohan as the female lead in Tennessee Williams’ The Loss of a Teardrop Diamond, reports Production Weekly.
Chris Evans, Ellen Burstyn and David Strathairn are also attached to the film scheduled to shoot in Louisiana later this year. Indie actress Jodie Markell will make her feature directing debut.
In this original, previously undiscovered screenplay by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, a rebellious socialite, Fisher Willow (Howard), is caught up in a world of social conventions, glittering society balls, and her father’s greed that she desperately wants to escape. Her love for Jimmy (Evans), a handsome farm hand may be her only way out.
Burstyn would play Fisher’s mother and Strathairn would play Jimmy’s alcoholic father.