January 30th, 2013       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

According to Deadline, Toni Collette will be starring in “Lucky Them”, the film that Paul Newman was working on when he passed away in 2008. The “un-romantic comedy” about a female rock journalist on assignment to hunt down her musician ex-boyfriend began filming in Seattle last weekend on Newman’s birthday — January 26th. Newman’s wife Joanne Woodward signed on to executive produce the picture last year to help its cause. Thomas Haden Church plays the elusive ex, with Oliver Platt, Ryan Eggold and Ahna O’Reilly rounding out the supporting cast. Newman had hoped to cameo in the film and gave notes on the project, inspiring Woodward to get involved. The semi-autobiographical script is by Emily Wachtel and Huck Botko; Woodward, Wachtel, and Amy Hobby (who previously produced Sam Shepard’s doc Shepard & Dark) are producing alongside Adam Gibbs with Peer Pedersen executive producing. Megan Griffiths is directing.




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