Joaquin Phoenix and director James Gray will team for the third time in Two Lovers, a drama to be financed by 2929 Productions and begin production in November. Gwyneth Paltrow is in final talks to star with Phoenix.
Donna Gigliotti and Anthony Katagas will produce, while 2929 partners Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban executive produce with 2929 Productions president Marc Butan. Gray wrote the script with Ric Menello.
Gray recently helmed the upcoming 2929-produced We Own the Night, also with Phoenix.
In “Lovers,” a Brooklyn man is torn between a family friend his parents wish he would marry and the beautiful but volatile new neighbor with whom he falls passionately in love.
The film is the fourth for Gray, who directed The Yards (starring Phoenix) and made his debut on Little Odessa.