Alec Baldwin Loves His Sister

Alec Baldwin has joined the cast of “My Sister’s Keeper,” the Nick Cassavetes-directed adaptation of the Jodi Picoult novel for New Line Cinema reports Variety.

Baldwin will play the attorney who represents a child (Elle Fanning) after she sues her parents for emancipation on the grounds they bred her to be a genetic match who could prolong the life of her cancer-ridden sister (Dakota Fanning).

The girl’s mother (Cameron Diaz) is a former trial lawyer and represents herself in court. Jeremy Leven wrote the script and production begins in February.

Baldwin will also voice a character in “Madagascar 2: The Crate Escape.”