Tilda Swinton is close to a deal to star opposite Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett in David Fincher's adaptation of The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, according to Production Weekly.

Jason Flemyng and Taraji P. Henson are also in negotiations to join the cast.

Written by Eric Roth from a story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the drama casts Pitt as a man who hits age 50 and begins aging backward. Complications ensue when he falls in love with a woman of 30, played by Blanchett.

Shooting will start November 6th in New Orleans, wrapping photography in Los Angeles February 7th.