Voltage Pictures announced today it will finance and sell the international rights for director Rob Reiner’s (The Bucket List, A Few Good Men, When Harry Met Sally, Stand By Me…) next project, The Third Act. The picture is scheduled to start principal photography in May and stars Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman (Red, Invictus, The Dark Knight) and Academy Award nominee Annette Bening (The Kids Are All Right, American Beauty, Mars Attacks!).
The inspirational script by Guy Thomas tells the story of a formerly famous western writer attempts to rediscover the talent that made him great in a small rural town. In doing so, he helps a young girl find her wild imagination and helps her mother find love once more.
The Third Act will be Bening’s follow-up to her Academy Award-nominated performance in The Kids Are All Right. She previously starred in Rob Reiner’s The American President. The project also marks the latest collaboration between Freeman and Reiner since The Bucket List in 2007.
Nicolas Chartier (The Hurt Locker) acquired the picture on behalf of Voltage and is kicking off sales for international rights at Berlin. CAA negotiated the deal with Voltage and is representing the film’s domestic rights.