Bona Fide Productions and Fox Searchlight Pictures have begun production on He Loves Me, which stars Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Antonio Banderas, Annette Bening, Steve Coogan, Elliott Gould, Chris Messina and Deborah Ann Woll. Here is the official press release:
Bona Fide Productions and Fox Searchlight Pictures announced today that principal photography for the romantic comedy He Loves Me has begun in Los Angeles.
The film stars Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, three-time Golden Globe® nominee Antonio Banderas, four-time Oscar® nominee Annette Bening, three-time BAFTA® winner Steve Coogan, Oscar® nominee Elliott Gould, Chris Messina and Deborah Ann Woll. Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, whose first big screen feature Little Miss Sunshine was nominated for four Academy Awards®, including Best Picture as well as winning the Independent Spirit Award for best feature, direct from an original screenplay by Zoe Kazan. Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa (Little Miss Sunshine, Cold Mountain, Election) are producing with Robert Graf (No Country for Old Men) executive producing. He Loves Me will be released worldwide by Fox Searchlight Pictures.
In He Loves Me, Calvin (Paul Dano) is a young novelist who achieved phenomenal success early in his career but is now struggling with his writing - as well as his romantic life. Finally, he makes a breakthrough and creates a character named Ruby who inspires him. When Calvin finds Ruby (Zoe Kazan), in the flesh, sitting on his couch about a week later, he is completely flabbergasted that his words have turned into a living, breathing person.