MacLaine, Plummer Are “Elsa & Fred”

Michael Radford (“Il Postino”) is set to direct the English-language remake of Spanish-Argentine rom-com “Elsa & Fred.”

Set in New Orleans, Shirley MacLaine plays a gregarious fun-loving retiree, who takes a shine to a stick-in-the-mud widower (Christopher Plummer) who moves into her apartment building, but just wants to be left alone.

Radford and Anna Pavignano co-wrote the script, while Ed Saxon, Ricardo Kleimbaum, Matthias Ehrenberg, Nicolas Veinberg and Jose Levy will produce. Shooting kicks off in December 3rd in New Orleans and Rome.

Source: Variety