Tommy Lee Jones has officially joined the cast of the comedy/drama Great Hope Springs, Mandate Pictures has just revealed. He will appear opposite Meryl Streep and Steve Carell in the David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada) film.
The script, from Vanessa Taylor (the creator of the television series "Jack & Bobby" and writer on "Everwood" and "Alias"), tells the story of a couple working out their lives together following a 30 year anniversary. The new, official synopsis for the project is as follows:
Many years of marriage have left Maeve (Streep) wanting to spice things up and reconnect with her husband. When she hears of a famed relationship guru (Carell) in the town of Great Hope Springs, she must persuade her skeptical husband (Jones) to get on a plane for an intense week of marriage and sex therapy. Getting there was hard enough... now shedding their bedroom hang ups, learning some new moves and rediscovering their youthful spark is when the real adventure begins.
Great Hope Springs is planning for an August start for an unspecified release, presumably sometime in 2012.