Kathy Bates has signed onboard Sam Mendes’ “Revolutionary Road” for DreamWorks says The Hollywood Reporter.
Bates will reteam with her “Titanic” co-stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet in the 1950s-set drama, which revolves around a suburban Connecticut couple whose relationship deteriorates into an endless cycle of squabbling, jealousy and recriminations.
Justin Haythe adapted Richard Yates’ acclaimed 1961 novel. Bates will play Mrs. Givings, who sells the couple their home and introduces them to the town.
David Harbour, Michael Shannon and Zoe Kazan are also joining the cast. Harbour will play Shep Campbell, a neighbor. Shannon will play the son of Bates’ character. And Kazan will play Maureen, secretary of DiCaprio’s character, with whom she embarks on an affair.
Shooting begins in June in New York.