According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox 2000 has grape expectations for Albert Finney. The actor has signed on to join Russell Crowe in Ridley Scott's "A Good Year" for the studio.

Based on the novel by Peter Mayle, "A Good Year" centers on Max Skinner (Crowe), a London financier who quits the rat race after inheriting a vineyard in the south of France. Finney will play Henry Skinner, Crowe's uncle and one-time owner of the property. The female lead, who will play Finney's long-lost daughter, has yet to be cast.

Marc Klein is penning the screenplay, while Scott is producing through his Scott Free Prods.

Finney, a five-time Academy Award nominee who most recently received a mention for his supporting turn in Erin Brockovich, lends his voice to Tim Burton's upcoming Corpse Bride.

Shooting is set to begin next month in Paris.

Evan Jacobs