LA.com reports that Felicity Huffman (“Desperate Housewives”) is planning on starring in The Accordion, a big-screen romantic comedy reteaming renowned director/producer Norman Jewison with his Moonstruck screenwriter, John Patrick Shanley.
“I’m working on the screenplay now with John, and Felicity wants to do it, but it’s always a matter of availability,” notes Jewison, whose 1987 “Moonstruck” garnered a Best Picture nomination and earned Oscars for both Shanley and the flick’s star, Cher. He says “The Accordion” is “based on an Italian film called ‘Bread and Tulips’ about a woman who has been married for a number of years and has really never seen anything or had a chance to be on her own. She gets stranded in the South on a golf tour and ends up alone. It follows her change in life and experiences. It’s a very funny, touching romantic comedy. In the Italian film the setting was Venice, but we’re changing Venice to New Orleans post-Katrina. Every film has a place and an ambience, and it’s very important because the setting and where it takes place is part of the story, so the city is very involved in the film.”
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