David Duchovny, Demi Moore and Amber Heard will form the perfect family in The Joneses, a drama with comedic elements that Derrick Borte is directing from his own script, says The Hollywood Reporter. Gary Cole has also been cast.
The story, a social commentary, centers on a picture-perfect family that moves into a suburban neighborhood and immediately becomes the toast of the town, loved and envied by all. But the reality is they are a commissioned fake family put together by a marketing company as a way to introduce new luxury-level products to neighborhoods around the world.
Duchovny plays the fake father, a man undergoing a crisis of confidence because he is living a lie.
Moore is the mother, a career-driven woman who struggles with her growing feelings toward her fake husband.
Heard plays the fake daughter who is trying to seduce her fake dad while looking for a rich man.
Cole plays a neighbor.
The film is eyeing a mid-October start in Atlanta.