Susan Sarandon and Helena Bonham Carter are set to play the title roles in Eleanor and Colette, an English-language drama directed by German director Rolf Schuebel, according to Production Weekly.
Sebastian Koch, who is starring in Paul Verhoeven Black Book, will play the male lead.
Marc Bruce Rosin's script follows Sarandon's character Eleanor, a patient at a psychiatric institute, who retains Colette (Bonham Carter), an attorney to represents her complaint against the hospital, which has been prescribing her psychopharmacological drugs. During the lengthy process the two women bond and form a special friendship.
Production is scheduled to begin filming next spring, with locations in San Francisco, Vancouver and in Germany's North Rhine-Westphalia.