Keanu Reeves, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Alan Arkin and Monica Bellucci have joined the all-star cast of The Private Lives of Pippa Lee, from writer-director Rebecca Miller, says The Hollywood Reporter.
Adapted by Miller — the daughter of playwright Arthur Miller and wife of Daniel Day-Lewis — from her forthcoming novel, the dramedy “centers on a dutiful 50-year-old wife whose husband falls for a younger woman, freeing her to explore her buried sensuality and leading to a very quiet nervous breakdown.”
Robin Wright Penn already is on board as the title character, as are Julianne Moore and Winona Ryder.
Arkin is the husband who leaves Wright Penn for Ryder. Bellucci will play his first wife.
Reeves will play Wright Penn’s younger lover, while Gyllenhaal plays Wright Penn’s diet pill-addicted mother in flashback sequences. Moore is a lesbian novelist.
The film is scheduled to begin principal photography in April in Connecticut.