The story follows the relationship between a famous author and widow, who struggles to raise his daughter while coping with a mental illness. The plot alternates between the woman's childhood and her life as a 30-year-old adult in New York, dealing with issues that stem from her unconventional upbringing. Russell Crowe is playing the father, with the studio eyeing a "major actress" to play the daughter.
Here's what Gabriele Muccino had to say about the project in a statement.
"This is a performance-driven movie, and therefore I couldn't ask for a better actor than Russell to deliver this intensely emotional drama. It's edgy, heart-wrenching, and uplifting at the same time. To me, it feels like a classic American movie that recalls the great character dramas of the 70s like Kramer vs. Kramer and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest."