Vanessa Redgrave, Claire Danes and Toni Collette are in talks to star in the drama, Evening for Focus Features.

The film is the big screen adaptation of Susan Minot's best-selling novel; Minot wrote the screenplay and will also serve as executive producer. Evening follows a 65-year-old cancer patient Ann Grant Lord, who reflects on a weekend in her youth when she met the love of her life, as her two daughters try to come to terms with her impending death while struggling with their own issues. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Redgrave is set to star as Lord, with Danes and Collette respectively co-starring as daughters Ann and Nina.

Directed by Oscar nominee Lajos Koltai, Evening is set for a 2007 release.