Variety says production will start next month in Kansas and New Orleans on indie drama My Own Love Song, written and to be directed by Olivier Dahan (La Vie en rose) and toplining Forest Whitaker and Renee Zellweger.
Alain Goldman (La Vie en rose) is producing. Madeline Zima (“Californication”) is also joining the cast.
The story centers on a roadtrip to Memphis undertaken by a wheelchair-bound former singer and her friend. Both have faced tragedy in their lives, and each becomes the other’s chief support.