Deadline is reporting that Haley Bennett will be joining Gabriele Muccino’s Fathers and Daughters, which already stars a pretty impressive cast that consists of Russell Crowe, Aaron Paul, Amanda Seyfried, Octavia Spencer, Quvenzhane Wallis and Diane Kruger.
Scripted by Brad Desch, the film details “the bond between a father and daughter living in New York.” The story will move between the 1980s and present day as it follows Jake Davis (Crowe), a famous writer and widower who “struggles with mental illness” as he tries to raise his 5-year-old daughter Katie.
Growing up with a troubled childhood, Katie (Amanda Seyfried) eventually has demons of her own that she has to deal with when she’s older and that’s what the present day portion of the story focuses on.
Having loved Muccino’s The Pursuit of Happyness, I’m definitely looking forward to seeing what he can do with Fathers and Daughters. He hasn’t made a good film since and I’m hopeful that this project will be a return to form for the once promising director. With the cast that he’s lined up, it would be very hard to drop the ball again and as of now, I’m going to remain optimistic. Let’s hope that he doesn’t disappoint us again.
Tell us, are you hopeful that Muccino can deliver with Fathers and Daughters? Or have you given up on him after bombs like Seven Pounds and Playing for Keeps?