By: Sid Perriwinkle
Annette Bening, Amanda Seyfried, Alan Arkin and Theo James have entered negotiations to join Jessie Nelson’s THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME. If everything goes well, they will star alongside Diane Keaton in Relativity Media’s comedy pic.
The story centers around Charlotte and Sam, a couple who have been married for quite some time, but decide to reveal to their respective families at a Christmas party that they will be separating. As everyone shares memories and their own relationship issues, Charlotte and Sam begin to question their decision. Keaton is starring as Charlotte, while Arkin is gunning for the role of Sam. Who Bening, Seyfried and James are in talks to play remains to be seen.
Nelson is helming from a script penned by “P.S. I Love You” scribe Steven Rogers. Brian Grazer, Kim Roth and Ron Howard are producing for Imagine Entertainment. Nelson and Ryan Kavanaugh are also producing. Steven Rogers is executive producing alongside Tucker Tooley, Ron Burkle and Jason Colbeck. Becky Sanderman and Anna Culp will oversee the project for Relativity and Imagine respectively.
James most recently appeared in the BBC Four drama “Room at the Top”, Paula van der Oest’s “The Domino Effect” and CBS’ “Golden Boy.” He’ll next be seen in Mathew Cullen’s “London Fields” and Neil Burger’s “Divergent.” Arkin most recently appeared in “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” and “In Security.” Next on his slate are “Grudge Match” and “Million Dollar Arm.” Seyfried was recently seen in Justin Zackham’s “The Big Wedding” and voiced Mary Katherine in 20th Century Fox’s “Epic.” She’ll next be seen in “A Million Ways to Die in the West” and “While We’re Young.” Bening was last seen in “The Face of Love” and “Girl Most Likely.” She’ll next be in Dan Fogelman’s “Imagine” and Michel Hazanavicius’ “The Search.”