〉Tucci will play a professor that begins a relationship with a student in the indie drama.
Tucci will play Theodore, a creative writing professor at a small New England university, who’s struggling with following up his celebrated novel and finds himself in a creative slump. After agreeing to read a female student’s novel and working with her, he begins to feel rejuvenated, leading to an affair.
The film is adapted from Francine Prose‘s novel of the same name. Richard Levine will write and direct.
The project has long been in the works, generating an extensive list of different homes and attachments.
Neil LaBute was previously attached to adapt and direct and Scott Rudin was once attached to produce for Scott Rudin Productions. The project was also previously in development at Paramount Pictures and Parts and Labor, prior to that. Clive Owen was previously attached to star as Theodore.
The drama will tentatively begin production this coming spring.
Tucci recently starred in Transformers: Age of Extinction and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1. The Oscar nominee also lent his voice to Dreamworks’ Peabody and Sherman and Netflix’s animated adult comedy BoJack Horseman.
Up next, he’ll appear in a slew of upcoming projects, including The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2, Patient Zero, and Transformers 5. He’ll also step into the director’s chair for Where’s Chang and Mommy & Me.
Clark Allen | Associate Editor