Colin Firth, Matthew Broderick and Bette Midler have joined Helen Hunt in Then She Found Me, the drama on which Hunt makes her feature directing debut, according to Variety.

Hunt has been working for eight years to adapt the Elinor Lipman novel.

Hunt plays a schoolteacher found by her birth mother (Midler) during a tumultuous time in her life. Broderick is playing Hunt's husband, and Firth a man she meets through one of her students.

Alice Arlen wrote the first adaptation of Lipman's novel. Vic Levin and Hunt rewrote it and then Hunt did the final polish.

Shooting is just getting under way in Brooklyn.