Rosamund Pike, Minnie Driver and Rachelle Lefevre are playing Paul Giamatti’s many wives in Barney’s Version, the adaptation of the Mordecai Richler novel being directed by Richard Lewis, says The Hollywood Reporter.
The film tells the story of the politically incorrect, fully lived life of the impulsive, irascible and fearlessly blunt Barney Panofsky (Giamatti).
Lefevre will play Clara, Barney’s first wife, a wild, troubled artist. Driver plays Barney’s second wife, the annoyingly loquacious Mrs. “P.” Miriam, Barney’s third wife and true love, will be played by Pike.
Principal photography starts Aug. 17 in Rome. Dustin Hoffman is playing Barney’s father. Michael Konyves wrote the adaptation.