Today, we have two more names to add to the already impressive cast of Gabriele Muccino’s upcoming film, Fathers and Daughters. Deadline reports that Jane Fonda and Bruce Greenwood have joined the generation-spanning drama, which also stars Russell Crowe, Aaron Paul, Amanda Seyfried, Diane Kruger, Quvenzhane Wallis, Haley Bennet and Octavia Spencer.
The film was written by newcomer Brad Desch and is described as “a love story between a troubled father and his daughter.” Crowe plays Jake Davis, a famous writer and widower who struggles with mental illness while trying to raise his 5 year-old daughter Katie. The story spans 25 years, from the 1980’s to the present day, and has Seyfried playing Katie as an adult, who eventually has demons of her own that were caused by her troubled upbringing.
Fonda will play Davis’ longtime friend and literary agent, while Greenwood will portray his brother-in-law, who wages a legal battle along with his wife (Kruger) to forcibly adopt Katie as a child. The two veteran actor are fantastic additions to an already exemplary cast, and I’m excited to see what they do with their roles.
It will also be interesting to see how Muccino fares with the film. While he made a good impression with 2006’s The Pursuit of Happyness, he followed that up with less-than-stellar films like Seven Pounds and Playing for Keeps. Let’s hope that he does the cast here justice and turns Fathers and Daughters into a moving and gripping drama