The film centers on a sixty-something Bruce Springsteen-type rocker (Al Pacino), who discovers a long-unopened letter addressed to him from John Lennon that inspires him to change his life. Bening and Cannavale would play Pacino’s love interest and son respectively, taking roles that Julianne Moore and Jeremy Renner were both previously attached to.
Denise Di Novi, Jessie Nelson and Nimitt Mankad will produce the film.
Bening has recently starred in the films “The Kids are Alright”, “Ruby Sparks” and “Ginger & Rosa” and will next appear in the comedy “Girl Most Likely”. She is repped by CAA.
After appearing in a pair of 2013 bombs- “Parker” and “Movie 43”, Cannavale will next e seen in the comedy “Blue Jasmine” and biopic “Lovelace”. He is repped by ICM.