Diane Kruger (Inglourious Basterds, The Host, The Green Blade Rises, Farewell, My Queen) and Anton Yelchin (Fright Night, Star Trek, Like Crazy) are attached to star in the romantic comedy 5 to 7, written and to be directed by Victor Levin (AMC's Mad Men), it was announced today by producers Bonnie Curtis and Julie Lynn of Mockingbird Pictures and The Solution Entertainment Group's ("The Solution") co-founders and partners, Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel.
Wilson and Nestel are on board as co-executive producers of the film with the company also handling international distribution rights. The Solution will introduce the project to buyers at the upcoming American Film Market.
Scheduled to start production in late February 2013, 5 to 7 is set in New York, where an aspiring novelist (Yelchin) has a cinq-a-sept affair with the beautiful wife of a French diplomat (Kruger). Cultures, world views, personal ethics and dietary preferences clash as love deepens, with remarkable results in this romantic comedy. Here's what producers Bonnie Curtis and Julie Lynn had to say about the screenplay.
"Victor Levin's script has us in tears - we're just not sure if it's from laughing or crying. We're excited about the grace and intelligence that he, Diane and Anton will bring to their interpretations of his beautiful story."
Producers Lisa Wilson and Myles Nestel also chimed in with their thoughts on the project.
"This is just a great script with a wonderful cast attached and filmmakers involved who have a fantastic track record. It exactly matches our criteria of offering only the very best in independent filmmaking to our clients. The response to the project has been overwhelming."