Katie Holmes, William Hurt, Allison Janney, Russell Means, Jean Reno, Mark Rylance and Juliet Rylance are all in various stages of negotiations to join a currently untitled modern indie re-telling of Anton Chekhov’s “The Seagull” reports Variety.
The story is set in rural New England where reckless desire wreaks havoc over Memorial Day weekend as a family confronts the volatile and fragile nature of love. Janney will play a movie star, Hurt will play her ailing brother, Holmes will play the temperamental daughter of the estate’s caretaker.
Christian Camargo, best known as the homicidal brother of the title character in Showtime’s “Dexter”, will make his directorial debut on the project which he penned. Juliet Rylance and Barbara Romer will produce. Shooting kicks off this summer in upstate New York.