Fox Searchlight Pictures announced today that principal photography for the Untitled Nicole Holofcener Project has begun in Los Angeles. The film will star Emmy and Golden Globe winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep, The New Adventures of Old Christine), Emmy and Golden Globe winner James Gandolfini (The Sopranos), Academy Award nominee Catherine Keener (Being John Malkovich, Capote), Academy Award nominee Toni Collette (Little Miss Sunshine), Ben Falcone (What to Expect When You're Expecting), Eve Hewson (This Must Be the Place) and in her film debut, fashion blogger Tavi Gevinson. The film marks acclaimed writer/director Nicole Holofcener's fifth feature film, following her previous features Please Give, Friends with Money, Lovely & Amazing and Walking and Talking, all written and directed by the celebrated independent filmmaker. Anthony Bregman (Our Idiot Brother, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) is producing. Matthew Greenfield, Senior Vice President of Production and Erin Hagerty, Creative Executive are overseeing the project for Fox Searchlight Pictures. Untitled Nicole Holofcener Project will be released worldwide by Fox Searchlight Pictures. The film will shoot in and around Los Angeles throughout August and September.
Eva (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) is a divorced soon-to-be empty-nester wondering about her next act. Then she meets Marianne (Catherine Keener), the embodiment of her perfect self. Armed with a restored outlook on being middle-aged and single, Eva decides to take a chance on her new love interest Albert (James Gandolfini) - a sweet, funny and like-minded man. Things get complicated when Eva discovers that Albert is in fact the dreaded ex-husband of Marianne. This sharp insightful comedy follows Eva as she humorously tries to secretly juggle both relationships and wonders whether her new favorite friend's disastrous ex can be her cue for happiness.
"We have always admired Nicole for her unique voice and storytelling abilities. For this film she has again delivered a distinctive and relatable script that this talented group of actors can really bring to life," said Lewis.
"I'm very excited and can't wait to start working with these hilarious wonderful actors," said Holofcener.
"The folks at Fox Searchlight have wanted to work with Nicole for years and she came up with this funny, heartbreaking story about people trying to live with and without each other. It's as full of life and truth as plums in a plum pudding," said Bregman.
Fox Searchlight Pictures is a specialty film company that both finances and acquires motion pictures. It has its own marketing and distribution operations, and its films are distributed internationally by Twentieth Century Fox. Fox Searchlight Pictures is a unit of Fox Filmed Entertainment, a unit of Fox Entertainment Group.