Annette Bening Asks If “He Loves Me”

Annette Bening is in negotiations to play Paul Dano’s mother in Fox Searchlight’s “He Loves Me” reports Variety.

Dano plays Calvin, a once-great novelist suffering writer’s block due to heartache and loneliness. That changes when he writes his dream girl, who comes to life to be his girlfriend (Zoe Kazan).

Bening will play Gertrude, a painter who’s curious about Calvin’s new girlfriend but worried about how much he hates her hippie second husband.

Kazan also wrote the script while Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (“Little Miss Sunshine”) are directing. Shooting kicks off next month.