Mendelsohn, Lowe, Tovey Join “Grandmothers”

Ben Mendelsohn, Sophie Lowe, Jessica Tovey and Gary Sweet have joined the cast of “The Grandmothers” for Gaumont and Mon Voisin reports iF Magazine

An adaptation of the 2003 novella by Nobel Prize-winner Doris Lessing, the story follows two childhood friends and neighbors (Naomi Watts, Robin Wright) who each fall in love with the other’s teenage son (James Frecheville, Xavier Samuel), much to the disgust of the boys’ wives.

French director Anne Fontaine (“Coco Before Chanel”) helms the English-language feature from a script by Christopher Hampton (“Atonement”). An eight week shoot kicked off in Australia yesterday.