Peet, Platt and Hall Join Holofcener Dramedy


Sony Pictures Classics has boarded Nicole Holofcener’s new dramatic comedy, and Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt and Rebecca Hall have joined the film’s cast, says The Hollywood Reporter.

SPC will finance, produce and distribute the movie, which Holofcener wrote and will direct, in most worldwide territories as well as the U.S.

The untitled project — described as a tale of family, death and real estate — is set to start shooting in New York in mid-May and aims to wrap ahead of a potential Screen Actors Guild strike.

The deal reprises the partnership between Holofcener and SPC, which financed and distributed the writer/director’s previous effort, the Jennifer Aniston-starring Friends With Money.

Catherine Keener, who starred in “Money,” also stars in the new film, which revolves around a woman and her husband (Platt) who live next door to an elderly woman whose New York apartment the couple owns. Keener and her husband essentially are waiting for the elderly woman to die so they can reclaim the apartment but run into interference from — and then form a relationship with — the woman’s granddaughters (Peet and Hall).