Amanda Peet, Oliver Platt and Rebecca Hall have joined Nicole Holofcener's new dramatic comedy, with Sony Pictures Classics set to produce.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Holofcener wrote and will direct the untitled project, described as a tale of family, death and real estate. The story revolves around a woman and her husband (Platt) who live next door to an elderly woman whose New York apartment the couple owns. Keener and her husband essentially are waiting for the elderly woman to die so they can reclaim the apartment but run into interference from -- and then form a relationship with -- the woman's granddaughters (Peet and Hall).
The deal reprises the partnership between Holofcener and SPC, which financed and distributed the writer-director's previous effort, the Jennifer Aniston-starring female-friendship saga Friends with Money. That movie went on to become indie darling Holofcener's most profitable to date, earning almost $14 million at the domestic boxoffice.
The film is set to start shooting in New York in mid-May and aims to wrap ahead of a potential SAG strike.