Buttercup, a family drama from screenwriter Alice O'Neil, has a new director in actor Michael Keaton. Variety reports that the recent RoboCop cast addition will helm the Groundswell Productions project, currently seeking its principal cast (Jennifer Aniston and Alan Arkin were once attached).
O'Neil's screenplay made the screenwriting "Black List" back in 2007 with the following official logline:
In the wake of his wife's death, an aging - but grossly irresponsible - father puts his life back on track with the help of his slightly neurotic daughter.
Buttercup marks Keaton's second foray into directing after 2008's The Merry Gentleman.