Maria Bello (“A History of Violence”) is in final negotiations to replace Maggie Gyllenhaal in Rebecca Miller’s adaptation of her novel “The Private Lives of Pippa Lee.”
According to Reuters, the film centers on the title character (Robin Wright Penn), whose life begins to unravel after her husband leaves her.
Gyllenhaal had hoped to complete a two week shoot in Connecticut, playing star Penn’s mother in several flashback sequences.
When re-scheduling stretched out her shoot over five weeks, she chose to amicably leave the project. Gyllenhaal is considering other screen roles in the coming weeks.